As does World Relief, so does HIAS, work with refugees
STATEMENT October 29, 2018 World Relief Statement on Terrorist Attack On Saturday, a gunman took the lives of eleven people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The alleged perpetrator was reportedly motivated by anti-Semitic views as well as by his hostility toward HIAS, an organization rooted in the Jewish faith, which for more than a century has assisted refugees and other immigrants. Because World Relief, like HIAS, is among the nine national organizations that partner with the U.S. State Department to resettle refugees, this horrific attack hitsRead More
Affirm that seeking asylum is not a crime.
October 29, 2018 WASHINGTON— Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, Sean Callahan, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, and Sister Donna Markham OP PhD, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA issued the following statement urging all people of goodwill to speak and act with compassion towards those migrating north and seeking refuge from violence and poverty. The full statement follows: “As Catholic agencies assisting poor and vulnerable migrants in the United States and around the world, weRead More
by Diana Chandler PITTSBURGH (BP) Oct, 27, 2018 — Anti-Semitism spouted by the accused Pittsburgh synagogue murderer of 11 today (Oct. 27) is “a despicable lie of the enemy which we unequivocally reject,” Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear tweeted. Police have arrested 46-year-old Robert Bowers and described the shootings as a hate crime, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Bowers disturbed the Jewish Sabbath at the Tree of Life Synagogue and shouted, “All Jews must die,” before opening fire around 10 a.m. Eastern time. Six injured in addition to the killingsRead More