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Anti-bullying efforts focus on understanding refugees and immigrants
Buffalo classroom
Photo: Journey's End Refugee Services

Refugee children and teens are among the more than 13 million young people in the United States who will be bullied this year. A program of CWS's Buffalo, N.Y., affiliate is helping to address that.  >>

'This is the best thing that could have happened to me.'

Upon arrival to the U.S., Alejandro Perez-Alberteries already had construction experience. But his employment options in Lancaster, Pa., were limited until he could learn to speak English.  >>

What makes for 'welcoming communities'?

Imagine you are a refugee, recently resettled to the U.S. How long will it take to feel fully part of your new country and community? The CWS Immigration and Refugee Program's annual conference in May will focus on building bridges to integration.  >>

CWS Greensboro, generous congregation help refugees get 'connected'

Refugees in Greensboro, N.C., are now able to search for jobs, practice their English, learn about U.S. culture and prepare for their citizenship exam online thanks to a new computer lab.  >>

Refugee resettlement program creates 'new normal' for Red Cross chapter

In 2010, the American Red Cross in South Bend, Ind., became an affiliate of CWS as a refugee resettlement agency. The local agency is now more multicultural than ever before and has attracted new refugee volunteers who can cross-train with disaster response roles.  >>


is a publication of the CWS Immigration and Refugee Program, Erol Kekic, Director.

What's new on the web

Antoinette and grandchildren
Photo: Graeme Rodgers

World Refugee Day 2012
Download our new bulletin insert (PDF) and read about Antoinette N., a refugee from Central African Republic.

woman and children walking
Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance

Help CWS protect refugees!
Make a donation online and write for more ways to get involved.

Welcome our new IRP staff!
In the past several weeks, CWS's Immigration and Refugee Program has said "Welcome" to three new staff who are working out of our New York office. Meet them here.

Thank God for Mississippi
CWS's Noel Andersen reports on the defeat of the state's anti-immigrant HB 488.

Broadening the conversation
The current issue of The Christian Citizen focuses on the church and the challenge of immigration reform.  Learn more.

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