President Trump’s policies have harmed refugees, and weakened Christian organizations that serve those Jesus calls us to serve

President Trump’s policies have shut off resources to Christian organizations, leading to a significant decrease in the footprint of Christian service in the United States. These organizations exist to serve people and to embody the Gospel in the world, and the Trump administration has eroded their ability to do that.

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“One of the nine U.S. organizations that work with the United Nation’s refugee program announced Wednesday that it will lay off about 140 staff members and close five offices that have resettled more than 25,000 refugees.

In a statement, evangelical relief and development agency World Relief called the decision “a direct result of the recent decision by the Trump Administration,” citing President Trump’s executive order that reduced the number of refugees the United States will admit.”

“Citing Trump, evangelical agency...to lay off 140 staffers, close five locations”, The Washington Post, February 15, 2017

“In a highly unusual move, several conservative evangelical leaders took out a full-page advertisement in Wednesday’s Washington Post to denounce President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees, saying they are “deeply concerned.” The ad includes the signatures of evangelicals considered to be more conservative and represent large churches and institutions, including New York City Pastor Tim Keller and his wife, Kathy Keller, Southern Baptists Ed Stetzer and Daniel Akin and popular author Max Lucado.”

“Conservative evangelicals join letter denouncing Trump’s order on refugees”, The Washington Post, February 8, 2017

“Our faith guides us to believe in the dignity of all persons and the need to protect the most vulnerable, especially refugees and migrants,” Dubuque Archbishop Michael Jackels added in the statement. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the ending of this ministry.”

“Clearly the tone coming from the administration is that people that are entering the United States from another culture are faced with lack of hospitality and welcoming that is frankly an embarrassment to many of us who are American citizens,”

- Sr. Donna Markham

“New Trump refugee policies could close more than 20 Catholic Charities resettlement offices”, America Magazine, January 9, 2018