Articles / blogs

9.6.18 | Evangelical Immigration Table | Frontline Report: The Border

7.16.18 | Matthew Soerens of World Relief | The Baby in the Manger and at the Border: What Paula White Gets Wrong 

6.19.18 | Christian Community Development Association | Families Belong Together

5.24.18 | Washington Post | The Group Least Likely to Think the U.S. has a Responsibility to Accept Refugees? Evangelicals. 

9.13.16 | Cato Institute | Terrorism and Immigration: A Risk Analysis

2.29.16 | LifeWay Research | Churches Twice as Likely to Fear Refugees Than to Help Them 


Press releases

World Relief Press Releases 

1.10.19 | World Relief Press Statement on President Trump's Comments

4.2.19 | World Relief Warns Against Extremely Low FY 2019 Midyear Refugee Resettlement Numbers  

6.26.18 | World Relief Laments SCOTUS Decision to Uphold Travel Ban

6.1.18 | Evangelical Organizations write a letter to the President in response to "Zero Tolerance" Policy

2.7.18 | Letter in the Washington Post Top Evangelical Leaders and Pastors from all 50 States Urge Action to Help Vulnerable Immigrants 




City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence 

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives by Viet Thanh Nguyen 

The Hundred Year Walk by Dawn Anahid Mackeen

Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America by Steven Mayers

West of Kabul, East of New York by Tamim Ansary  


What is the What by Dave Eggers 

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Children and Young Readers

This recent NY Times piece covers children’s stories specifically about Muslim refugees.  

Publisher's Weekly recommended books on the refugee crisis for young readers. 

The Good Braider by Terry Farish


Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis written by World Relief staff. Winner of Christianity Today's 2017 Book Awards.

Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion, & Truth in the Immigration Debate written by World Relief Staff. Revised edition published in 2018.

Assimilate or Go Home: Notes From a Failed Missionary by D.L. Mayfield 

Charity Detox: What Charity Would Look Like If We Cared About Results by Robert D. Lupton

Who Speaks for Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think by John L. Esposito and Dalia Mogahed

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor...And Yourself by Steve Corbett, Brian Fikkert, John Perkins, David Platt

The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor by Mark Labberton

Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony by Stanley Hauerwas


VIDEOS / Films

Hana & Saeed: After their home was destroyed by rockets, Hana and her children fled Syria to relative safety in a neighboring country. There they found leaders like Saeed and Clara providing help and hope for refugees and their families (4:44 minutes).

Valley of the Children: The story of two families who were resettled into the United States (7:40 minutes).

Al's Story: When violent extremists burned down his mother’s medical clinic and attempted to kidnap him, Al and his parents fled Iraq and were eventually resettled in the U.S. (4:03 minutes).

All Saints Movie (Trailer): is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.

The Stranger: This documentary film, commisioned by the Evangelical Immigration Table, highlights three immigrant stories and includes interviews with local and national Christian leaders (40 minutes). 

Being Muslim in the U.S.: Pew Research Center (18 minutes).




Fuller Studio: Global Ministry with World Relief's CEO, Tim Breene 

National Association of Evangelicals: Our Refugee Crisis with Scott Arbeiter, President of World Relief, and Leith Anderson, President of the NAE   

Fuller Studio: Finding Jesus Among Refugees and the Undocumented 

On Being: Revealing Ramadan

Neighborly Faith: Can Evangelicals Be Persuaded about Muslims, A Panel 

Urbana: Open-Hearted & Open-Armed: Thinking Theologically about Global Immigration 

Displaced (IRC Podcast): Alex Aleinikoff: Let's Start With How We Define ‘Refugee' 

The Bible Project: What's The Biblical Version of Justice? 

The Bible Project: What Is Social Justice and Righteousness in the Bible? 

The Bible Project: Jesus and His Mission For Justice

Interfaith Voices



United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Refugee Council USA

Welcoming America

We Welcome Refugees

Neighborly Faith

Evangelical Immigration Table

Interfaith Immigration Coalition