Life experiences from my internship resettling refugees and entrants

My internship at Church World Service taught me many lessons. I have always been interested in working with people different from me. Taking a trip abroad in high school opened my eyes to other cultures. Growing up, my school district was always ethnically and religiously diverse. In turn, my friends were often people with much… Read More Life experiences from my internship resettling refugees and entrants

Lutheran Church and Family Services explains refugee process, community approval

Lutheran Church and Family Services resettlement agency has a location in Lancaster. They also have locations in Allentown and Philadelphia. Approximately 500 individuals a year are resettled by Lutheran Church and Family Services. “We anticipate that 200 persons will be served this year in Lancaster,” Janet Panning, the program director at Lutheran Church and Family… Read More Lutheran Church and Family Services explains refugee process, community approval

Misconceptions about refugees

Lately, there have been many misconceptions about the Syrian refugee crisis and refugees in general. Many people are misinformed with exaggerated numbers and fallacies reinforced by politicians using faulty information. What qualifies a person as a refugee? According to the American Immigration Council, refugees are people who are unwilling or unable to return to their… Read More Misconceptions about refugees