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From ELCA Advocacy on Support for Syrian Refugees

Please find below a statement by our Presiding Bishop on Refugees and opposing efforts by governors against the refugee resettlement program. Also below, statements by ELCA Bishops in multiple states in support of refugees.

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

Bishop Claire S. Burkat of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod

Bishop Patricia Lull of the Saint Paul Area Synod

Bishop Tracie L. Bartholomew of the New Jersey Synod

Bishop Jeff Barrow of the Greater Milwaukee Synod

Bishop Roger R. Gustafson of the Central States Synod (and Bishop Martin S. Field, Bishop, The Episcopal Church)

Bishop Michael Rinehart of the Gulf Coast Synod

Bishop Ray Tiemann of the Southwestern Texas Synod

Bishop Robert G. Schaefer of the Florida and the Bahamas Synod

Bishop Julian Gordy of the Southeastern Synod

***Bishop James Hazelwood of the New England Synod

Alaide Vilchis Ibarra

Assistant Director, Migration Policy and Advocacy | Subdirectora, Leyes Migratorias e Incidencia Política
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America | Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América
www.elca.org/advocacy
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