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The cost of war is not measured solely in bombs dropped or dollars spent. It's measured in lives lost, families uprooted, and homes destroyed. In Syria, years of civil war have taken their toll. There are nearly 4 million Syrian refugees and 8 million Syrians who have been internally displaced. Now is the time for compassion and leadership. As a nation of immigrants and refugees, the U.S. has a special responsibility to people affected by ongoing violence in Iraq, Syria, and neighboring countries.


Syrian Refugees: Oppose Anti-Refugee Bill

Senators will soon consider legislation, the American Securities Against Foreign Enemies Act, that would immediately halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States. Urge your senators to oppose this bill.

Refugees, Faith & Action

How do we get beyond the rhetoric and hate speech to act in a way that starts to transform us and our neighbors?

We Must Not Act in Fear

As the news from Paris unfolded, we were all Parisians, as we were all Lebanese a few days before when suicide bombs killed 43 and wounded 240 more, as we were all Kenyans last April when 147 college students were killed.

Statement of Legislative Policy

We support openness to refugees, victims of violence and human trafficking and those seeking asylum. The immigration policies we envision will allow people to migrate to the United States regardless of their wealth or skill levels, to preserve their families’ unity, to change their places of employment and to apply for lawful permanent status and eventual citizenship.

We seek federal policies and practices that avoid violence and embrace peaceful forms of managing and resolving conflict. The cycles of violence perpetuated by acts of terror and the armed overthrow of governments serve as warnings against the use of force, while the examples of nonviolent movements for change provide concrete alternatives.

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