Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What is Islam?

Common Ground Rooted in Common Sense

The recent tragic terrorist attacks on Paris have triggered a firestorm of commentary and conflicting viewpoints.  The controversy is dividing our country, once again into a confused babble.  When we are divided, we will be conquered.  This is not a Republican issue; it is not a Democratic issue, or a conservative or liberal one; nor is it a Christian, Catholic, Jewish or even an atheist issue.  We need more rational thinking and less emotion. 

It seems that Americans, with good intentions, can often be so concerned with others’ human rights that they forget to guard and protect their own. We need to defend our country, our homes, our faith.

The ability to empathize with other people is an important part of any good person’s conscience.  However, we can only imagine and project our own feelings and viewpoints on others.  Other people may have a completely different mindset than what we imagine.  They may play by different rules.  They may have different motivations and beliefs than ours.

The recent terrorist attack – and all those before it – did not happen in a vacuum.  Constant conflict in war torn Middle Eastern countries has reaped contempt and hatred for the United States.  They consider us a Christian nation and so they have retaliated in brutal violence against Christians who live in these lands. 

None of us can fully comprehend living in war ravaged lands for years on end.  The loss of family and friends; the heartbreak, the hell of war and bloodshed all take their toll on a culture’s psyche.  Continual war changes nations and their peoples.  They watch their children suffer and die.  Their children are recruited to be soldiers for Allah.  They are recruited to be suicide bombers and sacrifice their lives in the “holy war.”   How can we understand such grief, powerlessness and hatred?

Do we in the U.S. think that these people will be grateful and thankful for the aid we give them?  Do we think that they will respond to our charity - in loyalty and obedience to the laws of our land?  Why do you think they have disrespected and trashed so many other nations that, out of the goodness of their hearts, reached out to help them and bring them into their own countries?

Their game plan is simple and effective.  Migrate and relocate into your enemy’s lands.  Repopulate.  Assimilate and infiltrate their neighborhoods and institutions by whatever means possible.  Set up sleeper cells.  Call for jihad.  Once you have the majority control, use the diya to tax the non-believers into submission.  

Jihad is the force behind Islam. It is the deepest expression of faith. Allah means submission and Muslims have an obligation to conquer and subjugate the rest of the world.  It is a religion for oppressors.  They will kill anyone that is not a Muslim and even Muslims that choose to leave the faith.  Failure to do so is considered an act of blasphemy to their god Allah.  Even co-existing with non-Muslims is considered an act of blasphemy.

Who is Mohammad?
Ironically, the “prophet” Mohammad was illiterate and historical evidence supports the fact that he may have been epileptic because he experienced seizures, fits and visions.  Most people of that day who witnessed such a person would agree they were demon possessed.  He claimed to receive messages from the angel Gabriel.  Ironically, it was his wife that wrote down all of Mohammed’s ravings.  In reality, she was the true founder of Islam though women were given a status between that of a donkey and camel – a beast to be used, controlled and regarded as property.

The fourth Caliph, who was Muhammad's son-in-law and cousin, said just a few years after the prophet's death that "The entire woman is an evil. And what is worse is that it is a necessary evil." 

A traditional Islamic saying is that, "A woman's heaven is beneath her husband's feet."  One of the world's most respected Quran commentaries explains that, "Women are like cows, horses, and camels, for all are ridden." (Tafsir al-Qurtubi)

Bukhari (2:29) - Women comprise the majority of Hell's occupants.  This is important because the only women in heaven mentioned explicitly by Muhammad are the virgins who serve the sexual desires of men. 

Bukhari (62:81) - "The Prophet said: "'The stipulations most entitled to be abided by are those with which you are given the right to enjoy the (women's) private parts (i.e. the stipulations of the marriage contract).'"  In other words, the most important thing a woman brings to marriage is between her legs.

Bukhari (62:58) - A woman presents herself in marriage to Muhammad, but he does not find her attractive, so he "donates" her on the spot to another man.

Ishaq 593 - "As for Ali, he said, 'Women are plentiful, and you can easily change one for another.'"

Ibn Ishaq (693) - "Then the apostle sent Sa-d b. Zayd al-Ansari, brother of Abdu'l-Ashal with some of the captive women of Banu Qurayza to Najd and he sold them for horses and weapons."  Muhammad traded captured women for horses.


Islam began in the year 610 where Mohammad and his followers spread “his teachings” throughout the Arabian Peninsula.  Since the cult of Islam is a world religion, let us examine and compare it to Christian scriptures.  Though Islam is the second largest religion in the world with over a million followers, it IS NOT a sister religion to Christianity or any other established religion.  There are many commentators out there, who have never read, studied or known the Christian scriptures, trying to tell people what Christianity is or is not. 

Mohammad claims to have revelations by the angel Gabriel during a neurological seizure. It is interesting to note that seizure can also mean an attack or confiscation.

Satan or the anti-christ can appear as an angel of light:

2 Corinthians 11 (Douay-Rheims Bible)
Paul and the False Apostles
"3 But I fear lest, as the serpent seduced Eve by his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted, and fall from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Christ, whom we have not preached; or if you receive another Spirit, whom you have not received; or another gospel which you have not received;  13 For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder: for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light."

Test the Spirits

1 John 4 (New International Version)
"1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. 4You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the
world listens to them. 6  We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood."

Biblical Tests of a Prophet

Matthew 7-15-20 (New International Version)
True and False Prophets
15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them."

Jeremiah 28:9
"The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the Lord hath truly sent him."

2 Peter 1:20
"Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation."
A true prophet does not give his own interpretation of scripture.  Every prophecy he or she proclaims will agree with already established truth.  If they receive new light, it must agree with the old light God has already given.  

 2 Peter 1:21
"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man:  but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." A true prophet prophesies in the name of the Lord, not in his own name.

Isaiah 8:19-20
"And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:  should not a people seek unto their God?  for the living to the dead?  To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."

Compare the above teachings based on ancient Judaism and divinely inspired, Christian revelation - to those of Islam which arose from man’s vilest nature.  Islam grew out of the code of tribes and clans that fought one another for revenge and from greed.  Islam combined all the warring clans under one banner and now they fight against the rest of the world.

Who is Allah?
From Muhammad's Quran (Koran)   
They call it the Surah Al-Ma-idah (the Noble Quar’an)
There are more than 100 verses in the Quran advocating the use of violence to spread Islam. There are 123 verses in the Quran about killing and fighting.

Sahih International  Chapter 5, verse 51
O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.

Sahih International Chapter 9 verse 29 http://quran.com/9/29
Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah* willingly while they are humbled. *(or diya – the tax of non-Muslims into poverty and submission)

Surah 9:5 “Kill the disbelievers wherever you find them.” This verse, often called “the verse of the sword”

Surah 9:29 "Fight Those Who Do Not Believe"

Quran  3:151 - "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority".  This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity  
Quran (4:104) - "And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain..." 

Quran (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"

 Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" 

Quran (9:73) - "O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination 

Quran (48:29) - "Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves.”  Islam gives no quarter.  The world is divided into Muslims and non-Muslims. 

Quran (61:4) - "Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way."   Followed by (61:9): "He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist."  

From the Hadith:

Bukhari (52:177) - Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."
 Bukhari (52:256) - The Prophet... was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan (i.e. Christian) warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, "They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans and all non-believers of Islam)."  

Bukhari (52:220) - Allah's Apostle said... 'I have been made victorious with terror.'

Bukhari (8:387) - Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: 'None has the right to be worshiped but Allah'.  And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally."

Bukhari (52:73) - "Allah's Apostle said, 'Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords'."

Bukhari (11:626) - [Muhammad said:] "I decided to order a man to lead the prayer and then take a flame to burn all those, who had not left their houses for the prayer, burning them alive inside their homes."
The Book of Jihad and Expedition (Kitab Al-Jihad wa'l-Siyar)

Muslim (1:30) - "The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah."

Muslim (1:149) - "Abu Dharr reported: I said: Messenger of Allah, which of the deeds is the best? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause..."

Muslim (19:4321-4323) - Three separate hadith in which Muhammad shrugs over the news that innocent children were killed in a raid by his men against unbelievers.  His response: "They are of them (meaning the enemy)."

Tabari 9:69  "Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to usThe words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam.

There are many more.  Do any of these sound peaceful? or Divine?

Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it

The violent verses of the Quran have played a key role in many massacres and genocides.  This includes the brutal slaughter of tens of millions of Hindus for five centuries beginning around 1000 AD with Mahmud of Ghazni's bloody conquest.  Both he and the later Tamerlane (Islam's Genghis Khan) slaughtered an untold number merely for defending their temples from destruction.  

Buddhism was very nearly wiped off the Indian subcontinent.  Judaism and Christianity met the same fate (albeit more slowly) in areas conquered by Muslim armies, including the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe, including today's Turkey.  Zoroastrianism, the ancient religion of a proud Persian people is despised by Muslims and barely survives in modern Iran.

Muhammad was a military leader, laying siege to towns, massacring the men, raping their women, enslaving their children, and taking the property of others as his own.  On several occasions he rejected offers of surrender from the besieged inhabitants and even butchered captives.  He inspired his followers to battle when they did not feel it was right to fight, promising them slaves and booty if they did and threatening them with Hell if they did not.  Muhammad allowed his men to rape traumatized women captured in battle, usually on the very day their husbands and family members were slaughtered. See http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Muhammad/myths-mu-qurayza.htm

Islamic violence is nothing new. This religious, fanatical dictatorship has existed in the world for fourteen centuries.  Research the subject and gain true knowledge about Islam. Study its history for yourself.  Knowledge will lead you to the truth.  And while you are learning about Muhammad, compare his life to that of Jesus.

The Life and Work of Jesus
Matthew 16 (New International Version)
Jesus Predicts His Death
21From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.

Think about it.  Choose your beliefs wisely.

Further reading:

Remember, Jesus was killed for his ministry of Truth.  For an excellent history of Jesus and his times, I recommend the book, Killing Jesus  by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.  (I confess, I was never a big fan of Bill O’Reilly but after reading his well-written book, I had a new respect for him.)

History of Muhammad & Islam

Here is the “big list” of American terrorist attacks by Muslims.  There are many more that have been covered up by our government and media.

Islam is a Religion of War

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Kansas Refugees: Business and Politics


Wichita, Kansas has suffered many layoffs in the aerospace business sector for the past five years. That means many native Kansans are out of work and struggling while federal taxpayer dollars are used to feed, clothe, house, educate and employee refugees and immigrants.

January 17, 2015

Learjet layoffs deliver a blow to Wichita’s hopes for economic recovery

The layoffs announced last week by Bombardier Learjet made it feel a lot like 2009 again, or 2010 or 2011 or 2012 or 2013.

In 2012, Republican Governor Sam Brownback put a massive tax-cutting package into place while Kansas was in a small business boom. The business tax cuts were supposed to help the Kansas economy and encourage large corporations to move to Kansas, creating new jobs for the unemployed. However, many of the small businesses set themselves up as corporations to take advantage of the tax cut and who could blame them? The unintended outcome left the state treasury even more distressed.

In reality, the “tax break” cost the state between $160 and $165 million. Further, the lowered prices for farm commodities, oil and natural gas increased the budget shortfall to the $800 million dollar range for 2013.

May 31, 2015

Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan told Senate Republicans on Sunday that Gov. Sam Brownback would veto any attempts to roll back tax break for business owners. The Legislature eliminated income taxes for the owners of limited liability corporations and S corporations in 2012 after Brownback championed the policy.

Some Republican leaders, including the Senate president and vice president, have floated ideas to tweak the tax break as part of a fix to the state’s $400 million budget hole.

Click here to read more

What was the legislators' brilliant solution? Increase sales tax for everyone else!

Effective July 1, 2015 - Sales Tax Rate for the entire state increased from 6.15% to 6.5%

While native Kansans are feeling the economic pinch on every level, the refugees and immigrants keep coming. On one hand, the immigrants provide a cheap labor supply to big businesses such as Tyson Meats. But how does that help the average tax payer when Tyson is not contributing to our state’s depressed economy since they get a tax break? And this scenario can apply to many other states and even the federal government. The taxpayer foundation is overburdened while the country sinks deeper and deeper in debt.

Tyson Foods, Inc. is an American multinational corporation based in Springdale, Arkansas. They are the second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef and pork. In 2001, Tyson acquired IBP, Inc., the largest beef packer and number two pork processor in the U.S. for over $3 billion. They have also acquired companies such as Hudson Foods Company, Garrett poultry, Washington Creamer, Franz Foods, Prospect Farms, Krispy Kitchens, Ocoma Foods, Cassady Broiler, Vantress Pedigree, Wilson Foods, Honeybear Foods, Mexican Original, Valmac Industries, Heritage Valley, Lane Processing, Cobb-Vantress, Holly Farms, Wright Brand Foods, Inc. and Don Julio Foods. In 2014, they made a $6.13 officer to acquire all the shares in Hillshire Brands. They won the bidding war against Pilgrim’s Corp.

They knowingly use immigrant workers – illegal or not. The result? The American employment rate drops, our meat prices go up and Tyson makes more money!

Tyson meatpacking facilities in Kansas are listed below:

· Emporia Emporia Freezer - Beef - Freezer

· Emporia Emporia PBX - Transportation

· Emporia Emporia Plant - Beef

· Holcomb Finney County Freezer - Beef - Freezer

· Holcomb Finney County Hides - Beef Hides

· Holcomb Finney County PBX - Transportation

· Holcomb Finney County Plant - Beef

· South Hutchinson Hutchinson Plant - Further Processing

· Hutchinson Hutchinson Plant (KPR) - Further Processing

· Holcomb Kansas Terminal 23 - Transportation

· Olathe Missouri Terminal 02 - Transportation

· Olathe Olathe Distribution Center - Warehouse

· Olathe Tynet Missouri Office - Administrative Office

American Security is jeopardized so Big Business can bring in cheap labor

Muslims are vocal about their rights and so are Americans. The only difference is that our government listens to the Muslims. Muslim employees in our country actively seek accommodations to wear hajibs, to set aside time or space for daily prayer, or to perform ablutions before prayers. In meatpacking plants they fight to abstain from handling pork.

Could these kinds of pressures on pork producers and processors affect this sector of our business? No doubt, they factored into Smithfield’s sale to China and to the fact that other meat processors ship meat overseas to be processed and then sent back to the U.S.

Read more:

Meatpackers. Refugee resettlement watch.

How China purchased a prime cut of America's pork industry

China lifts restrictions to US pork processing plants

Chinese purchase could impact our food industry


I am not singling out Republicans for the immigrant/refugee drain on America’s economy. Members of both parties are equally responsible for allowing this travesty.

For those who remember, the Clinton administration had close ties with Tyson Foods who donated heavily to Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. Hillary was an attorney for Tyson Foods, Arkansas’s largest employer. As far back as 1978, when Bill Clinton was Attorney General and on the verge of being elected as Governor of Arkansas, Hillary was mentored by James Blair, friend, lawyer and outside counsel to Tyson Foods. She relied on insider information and entered the commodities markets.

Hillary has always supported immigration and it is no wonder she was appointed Secretary of the State by the Obama administration. Many of you already know about her dubious, “anti-American” history. I will provide a few links for further reading but be aware and be forewarned of her dangerous political views.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has launched a website tracking the 2016 presidential candidates’ positions on Islam, and so far it seems to have the fewest problems with Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican hopefuls New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)




Hillary Clinton White House Muslim brotherhood


I truly had hope in Bernie Sanders. The American people desperately need a voice in our government. I am referring to the everyday worker bee, taxpayer. But then I read Bernie’s platform regarding refugees and was dismayed. From his own campaign page:

As president, Senator Bernie Sanders will:

Sign comprehensive immigration reform into law to bring over 11 million undocumented workers out of the shadows. We cannot continue to run an economy where millions are made so vulnerable because of their undocumented status.

Oppose tying immigration reform to the building of a border fence. Undocumented workers come to the United States to escape economic hardship and political persecution. Tying reform to unrealistic and unwise border patrol proposals renders the promise illusory for millions seeking legal status.

Sign the DREAM Act into law to offer the opportunity of permanent residency and eventual citizenship to young people who were brought to the United States as children. We must recognize the young men and women who comprise the DREAMers for who they are – American kids who deserve the right to legally be in the country they know as home.

Expand President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to include the parents of citizens, parents of legal permanent residents, and the parents of DREAMERs. We need to pursue policies that unites families and does not tear them apart.

Authorize and substantially increase funding for the Legal Services Corporation to provide legal representation to guest workers who have been abused by their employers. Further, employers should be required to reimburse guest workers for housing, transportation expenses and workers’ compensation.

Substantially increase prevailing wages that employers are required to pay temporary guest workers. If there is a true labor shortage, employers should be offering higher, not lower wages.

Rewrite our trade policies to end the race to the bottom and lift the living standards of workers in this country and our trading partners. Not only have free trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA hurt U.S. workers, they have been a disaster for small farmers in Mexico and Central America.

The Present pro-Muslim, pro-Immigrant, pro-Refugee Administration

Most of you already know a great deal about the Obama Administration. If not, there are volumes of information on the internet and many books on the subject.


Obama and his Islam Roots

The Obama appointees, i.e. “czars”

The short list:

Jeffrey Zients

Brought in to fix Healthcare.gov (the website that didn’t work)

Director of National Economic Council

Richard Holbrooke, “Afghanistan-Pakistan Czar”

Holbrooke, a distinguished diplomat, had a long history in foreign affairs. Many thought he would have been secretary of the state if Hillary Clinton had won the 2008 election. He had the wrong history, personality and operating style to fit in with the Obama inner circle.

Cass Sunstein, “Regulatory Czar”

Sunstein—officially the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs—worked for the administration from 2009 to 2011 and was responsible for reviewing every economically significant regulation introduced by the government. He favored gun control and animal rights. His wife is Samantha Powers.

Samantha Power (wife of Cass Sunstein)

Current United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

She was a senior adviser to Senator Barack Obama until 2008. She resigned from his presidential campaign after apologizing for calling Senator Hillary Clinton a “monster.” Power focuses on issues such as LGBT rights, protection of religious minorities, the protection of refugees and promoting human rights for the Middle East, North Africa, Sudan and Burma.

Politics does make for strange bed fellows but the more we learn, the more we can expose the truth.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Kansas Refugee Services

KANSAS Voluntary Agency (VOLAGs)
Provides initial placement services to refugees arriving in the United States within the first 90 days.

Catholic Charites of NE Kansas
2220 Central Kansas
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 621-1504

Catholic Charities, Inc.
437 North Topeka
Wichita Kansas 6720202413
Federal EIN 48-0543703

Catholic Diocese of Wichita Immigration Services
David Osio, Director
437 North Topeka Street
Wichita, Kansas 67202-2413
Phone: (316) 264-0282
Toll Free Phone: 888-415-2806
Fax: (316) 264-4442

Catholic Diocese of Wichita
424 N. Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202
EIN 48-0543780

USCCB, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Kansas City
Northeastern Kansas (Kansas City area)

Refugee Employment Service
Paul Hancock phancock@catholiccharitiesks.org
Bruce Workman

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas seeks committed volunteer for their refugee resettlement program to assist with English Language Learner courses and Job Readiness Program. See the Rockhurst Career Services. http://ww2.rockhurst.edu/career-services (a Jesuit college in Kansas City, MO. Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO are separated by a river but each are easily accessed by the other)

USCCB,Catholic Agency for Migration & Refugee Services
Garden City, KS

EMM,Episcopal Wichita Area Refugee Ministry (EWARM)
Central Kansas
401 N. Emporia St.
Wichita, KS 67202

Episcopal Migration Ministries-Wichita
401 N. Emporia Street
Wichita, Kansas 67202
United States
Contact: Marla Schmidt
Email: mschmidt@episcopalchurch.org

Episcopal Wichita Area Refugee Ministry (EWARM) began resettling refugees in July of 2012. We are an ecumenical non-profit 501(c)3 organization located in Wichita, Kansas, and an affiliate of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas in partnership with Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), a ministry of the National Episcopal Church of the United States. We are currently housed in a building on the campus of St. John's Episcopal Church, which put up the initial seed-grant that made opening our doors possible.

Our partnership with faith groups such as Reformation Lutheran Church, Christ Lutheran Church, St. James Episcopal Church, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, and Sunrise Christian Academy/Milk and Honey Ministry make this work possible.

NEW YORK, NY 10017-0000
FEDERAL EIN 73-1635264
Expiration Date: 06/30/2015
Gross Contributions: $21,694,879.00
*Fundraising Expenses: $1,935,481.00
Amt. to Charitable Org.: $19,759,398.00
% to Charitable Org.: 91%
Does not include general operating expenses. For a full list of all expenses incurred by the charity, consult the financial information on file with the Secretary of State's office.

IRC, International Rescue Committee
122 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10168-1287
FEDERAL EIN 13-5660870
1530 S. Oliver, Suite 270
Wichita, KS 67218
United States
Tel: +1 316 351-5495

Garden City, KS
302 N. Fleming Street
Suite 8E
Garden City, KS 67846
United States

New Roots for Refugees
Meredith Walrafren – Program Assistant and CSA Coordinator
Catholic Charities
2220 Central Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 906-8930

New Roots for Refugees is a sustainable urban farm designed to empower refugee women from Africa and Asia. With 16 different farmers selling at 11 different area markers, produce is available for sale at Farmers Markets throughout the Kansas City metro area.


English as a Second Language
Don Bosco Center
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 691-2832

English as a second language is offered through a partnership with Don Bosco Center and Penn Valley Community College. Students are tested at registration to determine their level of proficiency, and then enrolled into an appropriate class. The curriculum is designed to not only teach the language, but also aspects of American daily life, culture and traditions.


Found in the Kansas Secretary of State Charity and Business files:

American NearEast Refugee Aid (ANERA)
1111 14th Street, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC  2005-000

AmericanRefugee Committee
615 First Avenue NE
Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN  55413-000
EIN 36-3241033
Kansas No. 2312304

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Inc.
700 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230-000
EIN 13-2574854

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Inc.
2231 Crystal Drive
Suite 350
Arlington, VA  22202-000
EIN 13-1878704

Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc.
400 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL  36104-000
EIN 6300598743

Immigrant Connection, Inc.
15320 S. Ridgeview Rd.
Olathe, KS  66062
KS No. 4775987

Immigrant Heritage Scholarship Fund
Kansas No. 8030603
700 N. Market Street Lower Level
Wichita, KS  67214-3530
Registered Agent: Sandrine Lisk, Esq.

Burmese Refugee Community of Southwest Kansas, Inc.
Kansas No. 4339610

Friends of Refugees, Inc.
Kansas No. 1800721

Interested Citizens Association for Refugees
Kansas No. 0627802

Lawrence Latin American Refugee Committee, Inc. (llarc)
Kansas No. 1689868

Open Door Refugee Ministries Inc.
Kansas No. 6942049

Refugee Center, Inc.
Kansas No. 1806850

Refugee Empowerment Center, Inc.
Kansas Nol. 6670376

Kansas Land and Immigrant Association
Kansas No. 1276693

Kansas Immigrant Union
Kansas No. 1274786

Sunday, November 15, 2015

About Kansas Refugees

1996-2015 Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Curtis State Office Building, 1000 SW Jackson, Topeka, Kansas 66612

Each year, the Kansas resettles approximately 350 refugees annually. The majority of refugees being resettled currently include people from three main groups. They are Iraqis, Bhutanese and Burmese. Somali refugees are coming to Kansas in secondary resettlement, primarily to work in the meatpacking industry. For the current and past fiscal year refugee admissions to the United States go to http://www.culturalorientation.net/learning/arrivals. Following is cultural and historical information that may be helpful in providing services to these refugees.

The Bhutanese refugees are coming from refugee camps in Nepal. They are almost all ethnic Nepalis from Southern Bhutan who have been living in the camps for more than 16 years since being expelled from Bhutan. Despite living in Bhutan since the 1800s they retained their Nepali language, culture and religions. Nearly all speak Nepali as a first or second language and about 35% have a functional knowledge of English. Sixty percent are Hindu, 27% are Buddhists and 10% are Kirate, an indigenous religion similar to animism. The percentage of Christians varies from 1-7%. The Nepalis divide themselves into a caste system which separates people into different social levels and influence the choice of marriage and other social relationships. For more information go to

Burma, also called Myanmar, is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the World with more than 130 distinctive subgroups. The largest ethnic group is the Burmans or Bamar at about 68% of the population. They tend to be valley dwelling people who are Buddhists and mostly literate. The remaining other ethnic groups include Chin, Kachin, Karen and many others. They are mostly hill people who are largely non literate spirit worshippers or animist. . Myanmar has been under military rule since 1962 and has more than half a million refugees in their neighboring countries of Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Thailand. Around 150,000 people, mostly Karen and Karenni are living in designated camps in Thailand, some for more that two decades. Another 22,000 are in camps in Bangladesh that date back to 1992. The United States is resettling Karen and Burmans from refugee camps in Thailand and Chin from Malaysia. For more information refer to  

The United States have begun to resettle refugees that the UNHCR has determined are at greatest risk for returning to Iraqi due to the Iraq War. The new Iraqi arrivals join previous groups of Iraqi refugees resettled in the Unites state after the 1991 Gulf War and the 1996 Iraqis linked to the U.S. sponsored coup attempt. Iraq includes a number of diverse ethnic groups, religions and languages. Iraq’s population is approximately 75-80% Arab, and 15-20% Kurd, with smaller numbers of Armenians, Assyrians and Turk omen. Islam is the predominant religion, practiced by 97% of the population. Of the Iraqi Muslims, 60-65% are Shi’i Arabs and 32-37% are Sunni Arabs or Kurds. A small number of Iraqis are syncretic Muslims. Christians make up 3% or the population. Arabic, the national language, is spoken with some level of proficiency by all Iraqis. For more in-depth information regarding people from Iraq go to http://www.culturalorientation.net/learning/populations/iraq

Somali’s population is mostly rural. Nearly 80% of people are agriculturalists or pastoralist or camels, cattle, sheep and goats. The nomadic way of life is celebrated. Most of the population is urban dwellers especially in the past few years as civil war and famine have led hundreds of thousands have poured into the cities seeking sanctuary and relief. Ethnically and cultural, Somalia is one of the most homogeneous countries in Africa, though the people Bantu from the south and Arabs from the costal cities are important minority groups. The great majority of the people is ethnic Somali and they speak dialects of the same language and practice Islam. Clans are the heart of Somali society and people often have greater allegiance to this lineage than to the nation. See http://www.culturalorientation.net/content/download/2093/12077/version/1/file/The+Somalis+Cultural+Profile.pdf For more information about Somali refugees.