Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is "cautiously hopeful" resettlement will return to the numbers that had been planned for 2017.
The new executive order temporarily banning refugees from certain majority-Muslim countries, signed March 6, now excludes Iraq from the ban.
Catholic leaders have expressed concern for tens of thousands of Iraqi Christian refugees sheltering in Jordan as access to international aid tightens with crises deepening in the Middle East and elsewhere.
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Iraqi Christians cautiously welcome the start of the battle for Mosul and the Ninevah Plain, from which they were driven out by ISIS more than two years ago.
The fate of some 120,000 displaced Iraqi Christians is being held hostage by uncertainty.
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Iraqi refugee women who fled Islamic State group violence in their homeland have appealed to Pope Francis for help, sending a hand-sewn chasuble and imploring him to pray for peace.
United Methodists, voting at their General Conference, have called on their church's mission agency to withdraw from the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.