Speak up for those who have no voice, 

for the justice of all who are dispossessed. 

Speak up, judge righteously, 

and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy. 

Proverbs 31:8-9 

 

Advocacy is using your voice and influence to speak up for those whose voices are silenced or unheard, defending
their dignity, rights, and welfare.

 

ACT

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Voice your support of the US Refugee Resettlement program.  Enter your ZIP code in the link below to send a pre-written email to your representatives.

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Call to report human trafficking 

Call: 1-888-373-7888 

The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the United States, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in more than 200 languages. The Hotline’s mission is to connect human trafficking victims and survivors to critical support and services to get help and stay safe, and to equip the anti-trafficking community with the tools to effectively combat all forms of human trafficking. The Hotline offers round-the-clock access to a safe space to report tips, seek services, and ask for help.

 



INFORM

Educate Yourself and Others 

Refugees 

Increase your understanding of the UN and US refugee resettlement process, learn more about policies affecting refugee resettlement in the US, and stay on top of news concerning those that are displaced from around the world. 

REFUGEES

Immigration

Increase your understanding of the US Immigration System as well as the current discussion surrounding immigration policy in the United States. 

IMMIGRATION

Anti-human trafficking

Increase your understanding of slavery and human trafficking in the US and around the world.  Learn more about the products and behaviors that could support forced labor and slavery. 

ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 



INFLUENCE

Use Your Voice to Create Change

Engage Leaders

Voice your support for refugees, immigrants, and survivors by speaking to your national, state, and local elected officials.  Learn how to effectively call, write, conduct an in-person meeting, and use social media to advocate for the vulnerable.

ENGAGE LEADERS

Refugees 

Learn of current legislation before legislators that affect refugees.  Understand the issues and what action should be taken to engage elected officials on behalf of refugees. 

REFUGEES

Immigration

Learn of current legislation before legislators that affect immigrants.  Understand the issues and what action should be taken to engage elected officials on behalf of immigrants. 

IMMIGRATION

Anti-human trafficking

Learn of current legislation before legislators that affect survivors of human trafficking.  Understand the issues and what action should be taken to engage elected officials on behalf of survivors. 

ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 



ENLIST

Create a Team to Engage Your Community 

FORM AN ADVOCACY TEAM

Learn how to enlist a group of people with a passion for the vulnerable to educate and influence your community, build an advocacy campaign, and mobilize others to stand with the vulnerable.

FORM A FREEDOM TEAM

A Freedom Team is a group of like-minded individuals, most often from a local church, that partners with each other, their community, and World Relief to bring greater advocacy, prevention, resources, and survivor support as part of the anti-human trafficking movement.

 



ENGAGE YOUR CHURCH

Empower Your Congregation to Stand with the Most Vulnerable  

Resources

Learn how to enlist a group of people with a passion for the vulnerable to educate and influence your community, build an advocacy campaign, and mobilize others to stand with the vulnerable.

RESOURCES

Request a speaker

Connect your church to hands-on support of refugees, immigrants, and survivors of human trafficking. 

  REQUEST A SPEAKER

Connect

Connect your church to hands-on support of refugees, immigrants, and survivors of human trafficking. 
CONNECT

 



What is Advocacy?

 

What is Advocacy? 

 

Advocacy is using your voice, rights, and privileges to speak out against issues of injustice. This is done by educating and influencing those in positions of power to promote changes to the policies and structures that are harming the most vulnerable and by ensuring that beneficial policies are maintained. 

Why Advocate? 

 

In a world where good intentions often fail to translate into real action, advocacy is an accessible and effective way to stand for the vulnerable. If you have the privilege to vote or the ability to write in English to a legislator, you wield power that many refugees and immigrants lack. Using this power to speak up for the powerless helps to build a just society where all people have an equal chance to thrive. 

For Whom Do We Advocate? 

 

In line with our mission to empower the local church to stand with the most vulnerable, we focus our advocacy efforts on refugees, immigrants, and survivors in the North Carolina Triad and surrounding areas. While the struggles of these populations are similar to those of many Americans, refugees, immigrants, and survivors face additional challenges of language and culture that make them especially vulnerable. 

Our Example 

We at World Relief Triad regard Jesus as humanity’s great advocate. He lived and died on our behalf. He empowered the poor, challenged unjust structures, and pleaded to God for our forgiveness. Over and over again, he intervened for disadvantaged people to bring redemption, renewal, and hope. Jesus calls us to follow his example by pleading the cause of mercy and justice in our communities and by advocating on behalf of those whose voices are too often ignored. This call to advocacy resonates throughout the Bible and compels us to act.