[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] To help understand the current situation with Syrian refugees, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will present two live webinars, both 60 minutes long, on Thursday, November 19 and Monday, November 23 to examine this emerging refugee crisis.
Presented by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s Episcopal Migration Ministries and Episcopal Public Policy Network, the live webinars will begin at 2 pmEastern on November 19 and 8 pm Eastern on November 23.
“These webinars will explore the current situation and how Episcopalians can be involved in this ministry of welcome,” noted Samuel McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission. “The webinars are ideal tools for discussion groups, adult forums, and as a basis for preaching points.”
The webinars will be available on-demand.
For more than 75 years, The Episcopal Church has welcomed refugees to the United States, helping them find safety, security and new lives as American citizens. Now, with at least 60 million people displaced from their homes and lives, the global community is facing the largest refugee crisis since the end of World War II.
Leading the webinar will be: Allison Duvall, Episcopal Migration Ministries Manager for Church Relations and Engagement; Lacy Broemel, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s Office of Government Relations Manager for Online Communications and Operations; and Deborah Stein, Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.
Pre-registration is required.
Thursday, November 19, 2 pm – 3 pm Eastern webinar register here.
Monday, November 23, 8 pm – 9 pm Eastern webinar register here.
The webinar will be available on-demand following the event.
Episcopal Migration Ministries
Episcopal Migration Ministries is the refugee resettlement service of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. Each year this ministry works in partnership with its affiliate network, along with dioceses, faith communities and volunteers, to welcome refugees from conflict zones across the globe.
The Episcopal Public Policy Network
The Episcopal Public Policy Network is a grassroots network of Episcopalians across the country, supported by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and dedicated to carrying out the Baptismal Covenant call to “strive for justice and peace” through the active ministry of public policy advocacy. The Episcopal Public Policy Network is part of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s Office of Government Relations, located in Washington, DC. The actions, programs, and ministry of the Office of Government Relations are based entirely on policies approved by the Church meeting in General Convention or by the Executive Council.
For more information contact Duvall, firstname.lastname@example.org.