MFA Sends Letter in Support of TPS for Syrians to Secretaries Nielsen and Tillerson

This week, MFA Founder Dr. Georgette Bennett wrote a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging them to extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians. In the letter, Dr. Bennett described the dangerous and deteriorating conditions in Syria. According to the State Department, "No part of Syria is safe from violence." Requiring Syrians to return under these circumstances violates the 1951 Refugee Convention and goes against the moral imperatives of all faiths. Click here to read the letter.

January 27 - February 3, 2018 Week of Action Toolkit

One Year of Muslim and Refugee Bans: Showing Up in Solidarity Against Discrimination January 27 - February 3, 2018 Week of Action Toolkit Click here to download the toolkit. The Importance of Taking Action the Week of January 27, 2018. On January 27, 2017, this Administration released Executive Orders banning individuals from seven (then six) Muslim-majority countries, including Syria, and all refugees from entering the country. Now, a year later, we’re at a critical juncture. After the courts repeatedly blocked various versions of these bans, parts of both the most recent Muslim ban and refugee ban are being implemented. We must keep up the public pressure and media coverage to stop the Mus

MFA Joins 50+ Organizations Urging Extension and Redesignation of TPS for Syrians

DHS will soon be making a decision on whether to redesignate and extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians, a program that allows 6,900 Syrians to live and work legally in the United States. TPS allows individuals already living inside of the United States to receive protection when their designated countries face ongoing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or extraordinary and temporary conditions. According to the State Department, "No part of Syria is safe from violence." Without this protected status, Syrians in the U.S. could face deportation. MFA joined over 50 human rights, immigration, advocacy, and faith groups and organizations in a coalition letter to the Department

Call to Action: National Call-In Day for TPS for Syria

Join us for a National Call-In Day for TPS for Syria on January 17. Call your Representative and Senators at (202) 224-3121 to ask that they issue a statement and make a call to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in support of the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians, ahead of the decision by DHS on January 30. #SaveTPS Sample Script For Your Calls: I'm calling to ask [Representative/Senator name] as [his/her] constituent to issue a statement, as well as to make a call to DHS, in support of the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians, ahead of the decision by DHS on January 30. TPS is a temporary program

MFA Receives Large Grant from Genesis Prize Foundation and Genesis Laureate Anish Kapoor

Contact: Marlene Adler Phone Number: 212-889-2324 Email: marlene.adler@multifaithalliance.org Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees Receives Grant from Genesis Prize Foundation and Honoree Anish Kapoor to Fund 36 Cargo Containers of Humanitarian Aid New York, January 16, 2018 – The Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA) is proud to announce that it has received a substantial grant from the Genesis Prize Foundation and 2017 Genesis Prize Laureate, Anish Kapoor. The grant will fund the shipment of 36 freight containers filled with medicines, medical supplies, medical equipment, food, clothing, and other essentials to a region of 1.5 million people in southwest Syria. These shipment

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