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LIRS president encourages Minnesota faithful to rally behind immigrants

From stranger to neighbor: The mission of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) is a collaborative ministry of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Together, these three Lutheran church bodies welcome into this country those are arriving from other countries, providing sanctuary, hospitality, and infrastructure as they start new lives.

Linda Hartke, almost exactly one year after starting her job as president and CEO of LIRS, was in the Twin Cities to talk about the ways we welcome new Americans. Here she encourages people to make these arrivals our neighbors.

Hartke was interviewed at the Minnesota Church Center on February 16, 2011, by Bob Hulteen, editor of Metro Lutheran.

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