Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations are hosting a series of three one-hour webinars, Walking in Welcome: An Advent Series with Episcopal Migration Ministries on December 5 at 4 pm Eastern, December 13 at 4 pm Eastern, and December 18 at 12 pm Eastern.
Airing on December 5 at 4 pm Eastern, Mapping the Way: Tools for the Journey will provide the current state of play in refugee resettlement, a brief exploration of how to assess community gifts and assets, guidance on communicating the message of welcome, and next advocacy steps for supporting the work of refugee ministry.
One Community’s Journey to Welcome: The Story of West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry will air on December 13 at 4 pm Eastern and will offer listeners the opportunity to hear how one interfaith group of local leaders have come together to educate, advocate, and provide welcome to refugees and immigrants.
The final webinar of the series, Partners in Welcome: Join Us on the Way, will air December 18 at 12 pm Eastern and will include an overview of the Partners in Welcome program that Episcopal Migration Ministries is actively involved in developing, building, and recruiting.
Leading the webinars will be Lacy Broemel, Episcopal Church Refugee and Immigration Policy Advisor; Allison Duvall, Episcopal Migration Ministries Manager for Church Relation and Engagement; and Kendall Martin, Episcopal Migration Ministries Manager for Communications.
Registration is required. Request registration links here.
The webinar will be available on-demand following the event.
For more information, contact Allison Duvall at email@example.com.
Episcopal Migration Ministries
Episcopal Migration Ministries is the Episcopal Church’s foremost response to refugee crises. Working in partnership with offices and groups within the church as well as with governments, non-government organizations (NGOs), and a network of 14 affiliate offices in 12 dioceses, Episcopal Migration Ministries assures safe passage and provides vital services for thousands of refugee families upon their arrival in America: English language and cultural orientation classes; employment services; school enrollment; and initial assistance with housing and transportation. For each family, the goal is self-reliance and self-determination. After years of living in limbo, thanks to Episcopal Migration Ministries, refugees now have the opportunity to begin again on a strong foundation that honors their stories and dignity.
Office of Government Relations
The Office of Government Relations is tasked with representing the priorities of the Episcopal Church to the policy community in Washington, D.C. Through engaging Congress, the Administration, and U.S. government departments and agencies, the Office of Government Relations aims to shape and influence policy on critical issues. All of the work is grounded in the resolutions of General Convention and guided by Episcopal Church priorities, especially environmental stewardship, refugees and immigration, and international development with a focus on the Anglican Communion. Episcopalians can join the work of advocacy by joining the grassroots network the Episcopal Public Policy Network at advocacy.episcopalchurch.org