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Once Navid knew he would be leaving the offshore refugee camp near Australia for his new home in the US, a community of people and churches began to work to welcome him upon his arrival. […] Read More

Stuck in a repressive Australian offshore processing center for refugees, Navid learned he had been approved for a resettlement program to the US. Many obstacles had to be overcome, but God unlocked each one. […] Read More

Navid grew up in a Muslim family in Iran but decided he wanted to become a Christian, a decision that led to him being beaten and tortured by government police. He knew he had to flee the country. […] Read More

Welcome House Raleigh is a temporary housing ministry for refugees and immigrants seeking a long-term housing solution. A team of vetted volunteers offers hospitality, settlement assistance and assimilation into the community. […] Read More

A new documentary on prisons and faith – “Through the Door” – will be shown at First Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., on March 28 during the annual meeting of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina (CBFNC). Cliff Vaughn, co-producer of “Through the Door,” will moderate the screening. Vaughn is media producer of, […] Read More

When two Catholic bishops, two Episcopal bishops, one Methodist bishop, one Lutheran bishop and one AME Zion bishop gather in one room, what do you get? Add to the conclave a Catholic sister who has appeared recently on both “The Colbert Report” and “The O’Reilly Factor.” Include a national Baptist leader, a local Presbyter, a […] Read More

A Catholic priest told an ecumenical gathering at the First Baptist Church of Raleigh, N.C., for a screening of the documentary “Gospel Without Borders” that his faith tradition’s social teachings call for a good government to welcome the stranger and secure its borders for the common good. “The first principle in the social teachings is […] Read More

United Methodist and Catholic bishops are scheduled as panelists at screenings of “Gospel Without Borders” at Baptist churches in early October. “GospelWithoutBorders,” on faith and immigration, is the newest documentary produced by Al Gwinn, bishop of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, will be a panelist at the Oct. 3 screening […] Read More

A bivocational Hispanic pastor told an interfaith gathering at First Baptist Church of Greensboro, N.C., about how stressful the threat of deportation had been for him and his family – the rest of whom are U.S. citizens. “They put me and my family through all this stress and worrying and not knowing for a year,” […] Read More

Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, was more than a year in the making for HectorVillanueva. Villanueva is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina (CBFNC) pastor and legal resident who faced deportation after applying for citizenship and then being arrested for a 15-year-old crime for which he had already served time – cashing a check that […] Read More