Throughout history, religious and faith communities have pioneered social justice efforts, spoken out on behalf of the poor and marginalized, and played an instrumental role in resettling vulnerable refugees. Whether it is the local church connecting volunteers to new families, the neighborhood mosque welcoming participants in its place of worship, or a faith-based resettlement agency providing critical direct services, communities and persons of faith are integral to a refugee’s successful transition to life in the United States.
This short video produced by Heartland Alliance International shows how several inspiring clergy and resettlement workers from diverse backgrounds draw upon their own religious beliefs and spirituality in their ongoing efforts to ensure LGBT refugees are treated with respect and dignity and are welcomed by their religious communities.
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Population(s): LGBTQI+ Clients
Resource Type: Video
Date: March 24, 2013
Target Audience(s): General Public, Service Provider
Author(s): Heartland Alliance