As the leader of the nation’s second largest refugee resettlement agency, Hartke brings decades of experience in human rights work and a lifelong commitment to LIRS’ work of creating welcoming communities for refugees and migrants in the United States.
The world continues to change all around us. Each and every day we are presented with opportunities to connect with the struggles of others in our communities, our country, and across the globe.
As we start this New Year, your action is needed to provide hope to someone in need. Consider these... more
As this year comes to a close, we at LIRS want to express our sincere gratitude for your ongoing support of migrants and refugees. We've seen churches and individuals across the country step up to welcome refugee families as new neighbors, advocate on local and national issues impacting refugees... more
The closer we get to Christmas, the more nativity scenes I see. The children at church add new figurines to the crèche at the altar each week and I spot them on front lawns, in friends’ homes, and on greeting cards. Each one is styled differently, but the familiar characters are always there.... more