Striving for a Better Life

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Hints of cinnamon and cardamom drift through Kareem Alshami’s Colorado Springs restaurant, bearing promises of kubba labannia, beef and chicken kabobs. The spices come from the Middle East, shipped especially for this slender man with curly, salt-and-pepper hair. Some of the delicious scents are readily identifiable, others more mysterious. He is asked what they are. …

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Refugee Women of Denver – Summer Issue

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The Summer 2018 issue of Refugee Women of Denver is all about food and nutrition. Everyone eats and everyone needs to eat! In this issue we are celebrating food, cooking, and staying healthy.  Click here to read the full issue.

Rapid Response Family Reunification Project – Demobilization Begins July 27

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Yesterday, we were informed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), that we would not be receiving any more reunited families for transition services at our Albuquerque office at this time. As a result, we have formally begun to demobilize this phase of our Rapid Response Family Reunification Project. Team members deployed from other Lutheran Family …

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Rapid Response Family Reunification Update

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Thank you to everyone who has offered their support as we work to provide emergency services to families who have been reunified at the Otero County Detention Center, New Mexico. Within 24 hours of being contacted by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)​, our refugee office in Albuquerque along with members …

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Christ’s Church, Better Together

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Together we proclaim and embody God’s unconditional love for the sake of the world Christ’s Church, Better Together Message from Bishop Gonia The court-ordered reunification of immigrant families has created an opportunity for action on the part of people of faith and good-will in Albuquerque. At the request of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, one …

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