On June 18, Episcopal Migration Ministries and The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations hosted a webinar about the history and present of The Episcopal Church’s legacy of refugee welcome. The audio was released on June 20 as a Hometown podcast episode.

Our present moment is not so unlike our past. In the 1930’s and 1940’s, the Church was galvanized to stand for refugees fleeing Nazi atrocities in Europe. Today, over 22.5 million children of God are refugees, fleeing terror, persecution, violence, and war. We are called, at this moment, to stand for them.

Allison Duvall and Kendall Martin of Episcopal Migration Ministries, and Lacy Broemel of the Office of Government Relations, speak about the Church’s history and heritage of welcome, and how we are called to continue that legacy today.

Broadcast the week of World Refugee Day (June 20) and in advance of General Convention, “Our 1939 Moment: Continuing the Legacy of Welcome” offers information, inspiration, and specific ways individuals and congregations can claim this legacy and this work as their own.

“Our 1939 Moment: Continuing the Legacy of Welcome” will also be released as a podcast episode on EMM’s podcast, “Hometown,” which is available on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Stitcher, and SoundCloud. Each episode is also released on EMM’s blog, www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/blog, and featured on EMM’s social media – @emmrefugees.

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