MFA Calls Ban on Refugee Resettlement Misinformed and Fear-Based

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MFA CALLS BAN ON REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT MISINFORMED AND FEAR-BASED New York, NY – January 30, 2017 – In his Executive Order, the President has called for a complete halt to Syrian refugee resettlement in the U.S. The Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA) considers such a policy to be driven by misinformation and misconceptions that are based on three great fears that impede rational and humane refugee resettlement: economic impact, terrorism and Islamophobia. America’s resettlement policy would be far better served by the facts. Economic Impact: The misconception that Syrian refugees are welfare dependent and will be a drain on the economy is simply untrue. Syrian

An Urgent Call to Action for Syrian Refugees

In response to the Executive Order that will severely restrict refugee resettlement and broadly bar entry to the United States from several majority-Muslim countries, the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees issued the following statement and urges your immediate and consistent action: Make this a daily activity. Refugees depend on your strong voice. The Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA) condemns President Trump’s proposed Executive Order calling for a halt to Syrian refugee resettlement as both immoral and heartbreaking. It is also contrary to the tenets of the great religions of the world and to our American values, as well as counterproductive to our national interest. Im

MFA Transitions to the Future

I am delighted to announce that, effective January 16th, 2017, the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA) -- a project launched by Tanenbaum -- moved to the Tides Center to continue its critically important work. In September 2013, the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding convened a broad range of religious leaders and faith-based organizations and began what is now America’s leading interfaith response to the Syrian crisis. As a project of Tanenbaum, MFA has grown to include more than 75 constituent organizations. In addition to impacting more than 85,000 refugees in urgent need of aid, MFA addressed nearly 9,000 people with face-to-face public outreach programs, a

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