“When we welcome the stranger, we welcome the Lord God himself. We welcome Jesus,” commented Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry in his 2019 World Refugee Day Message. “On World Refugee Day, pray, learn about refugees, learn about what you can do, and do whatever you can to help the strangers in our midst.”
The Presiding Bishop’s video message can be found here.
On World Refugee Day, held each year on June 20, we honor and celebrate the courage, strength, and resilience of refugees worldwide. This day is an opportunity to show support to the 68 million people around the world who are refugees or internally displaced because of conflict or persecution.
Episcopal Migration Ministries is a ministry of The Episcopal Church and is one of nine national agencies responsible for resettling refugees in the United States in partnership with the government. Episcopal Migration Ministries currently has 13 resettlement affiliates in 11 dioceses.
Join Episcopalians across the country this World Refugee Day in prayer and action in support of our newest neighbors and friends. Get involved in the ministry of refugee resettlement:
- Download the World Refugee Day Advocacy Toolkit from Episcopal Migration Ministries and The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations here.
- Follow Episcopal Migration Ministries (@EMMRefugees) and Episcopal Public Policy Network (@THEEPPN) on Facebook and Twitter and watch for social media posts supporting #RefugeesWelcome, #SupportRefugees, and #WRD19 to support welcome and hospitality for refugees.
- Join the Episcopal Public Policy Network to learn more about how you can work with local and elected leaders to support refugees.
- Make a contribution to Episcopal Migration Ministries athttp://www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/give and support the ministry of welcome to our newest neighbors.