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U.S. Immigration Basics

This episode features audio from a recent webinar EMM hosted called U.S. Immigration Basics. Our webinar host is Alyson Ball, a member of EMM’s Partners in Welcome community who graciously offered to share a virtual [...]

Take Your Faith On The Road

Bill Robison, a supporter of Episcopal Migration Ministries, has organized a fundraiser to support our ministry. The cycling jerseys feature The Episcopal Church and Episcopal Migration Ministries logos. The jersey is available in Spanish. 10% [...]

Refugee Program Update

Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement and welcome ministry of the Episcopal Church. This episode features an update from Rushad Thomas, policy advisor in The Episcopal Church's Office of Government [...]

Faith Leader Calls for Refugee Welcome

This letter was drafted by Anne Derse, an Episcopal deacon, partner to Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA), and Love God, Love Neighbor alumni. As a faith leader and former career diplomat [...]

Public Charge Rule – What You Need To Know

Prepared by Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign staff What is public charge? “Public charge” or the “public charge test” is used by immigration officials to decide whether a person can enter the U.S. or get lawful [...]

Walk in Love: Border Tour

Allison and Kendall recently had the opportunity to join the Diocese of West Texas for their Walk in Love Border Tour. The “Walk in Love” border tour highlighted some of the Episcopal ministries and humanitarian [...]

Advocacy Days 2019

"Advocacy Days 2019" features interviews from Refugee Council USA Advocacy Days on the Hill in Washington, DC. Kendall and Allison are joined by more than 250 other advocates - former refugees, members of the community [...]

Asylum Hotline

Season 2, Episode 5 features an interview with Bethany Showalter, the Special Programs Manager with the CWS Immigration and Refugee Program. She has worked in refugee resettlement in CWS affiliate offices for the past ten [...]

The Arc of Flight to Safety

A reflection by Richard Mammana, Associate for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, The Episcopal Church One branch of my mother’s family came to Pennsylvania as religious refugees in 1737, following the suicide of their husband and [...]

Pilgrimage of Hope

Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement and welcome ministry of the Episcopal Church. This episode's interview features The Rt. Rev’d David C Rice, diocesan bishop, and Tom Hampson, both from [...]

Stand with Constantin

St. Luke's Episcopal Church North Park, in San Diego, CA, a member of EMM's Partners in Welcome, is asking for your support of Episcopalian and St. Luke's member, Constantin Bakala, who is an asylum-seeker. When [...]

The One Journey Movement

The second episode of season two of Hometown features an interview with Wendy Chan and Vanda Berninger, cochairs for the One Journey Festival in Washington, DC. The mission of the One Journey Festival is to [...]

God of the taxi cabs

By: Allison Duvall, Manager for Church Relations and Engagement I regularly find God in taxi cabs. Whenever I travel for work, usually to a large city, landing late at night at an unfamiliar airport, I [...]

Vote Faithfully

Today on Hometown, Kendall and Allison speak with colleagues Alan Yarborough, from The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations, and Ashley Coleman, from New American Pathways in Atlanta, about civic engagement, voter registration, and non-partisan [...]

#Pray4Refugees: Day Five

Thank you for joining us this week to #Pray4Refugees. It's more important than ever that we join together and reach out in support of refugee resettlement. Take action at advocacy.episcopalchurch.org. Make a donation to support [...]

#Pray4Refugees – Day 4

Listen to today’s episode – and pray with us. Pray, then act. Visit @theeppn on social media or advocacy.episcopalchurch.org to take action. Repost and share from our social media feeds. On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, [...]

#Pray4Refugees: Day 3

Listen to today’s episode – and pray with us. Pray, then act. Visit @theeppn on social media or advocacy.episcopalchurch.org to take action. Repost and share from our social media feeds. On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, [...]

#Pray4Refugees: Day 2

Listen to today’s episode - and pray with us. Pray, then act. Visit @theeppn on social media or http://advocacy.episcopalchurch.org to take action. Repost and share from our social media feeds. On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, [...]

#Pray4Refugees: Day 1

Today we begin a week-long vigil of prayer for refugees. Join us in this solemn act of solidarity and hope with our sisters and brothers, the world over, seeking safety, peace, and a place to [...]

#Pray4Refugees

Why We’re Called to #Pray4Refugees We live in a time when an unprecedented 68.5 million people are displaced around the world, including more than 25 million refugees - the highest number in recorded history. With [...]

In Between

Hi there, Hometown listeners! Allison and Kendall are back for a short mid-season pod episode - to give you updates on what’s happening with the refugee resettlement program and to share some opportunities to join [...]

Speaking Truth

#RoyalWedding Preacher reprise - Before Presiding Bishop Curry was known around the world as the Royal Wedding Preacher, he, of course, was - and is! - the beloved Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. Months [...]

Drop Your Anchor

Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club. This is the last episode in Season 1! Stay subscribed - we’ll release special episodes throughout the summer, including from [...]

Reflection by the Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Barlowe

Wow! This section of the Acts of the Apostles is fast-paced enough for a remake of “Indiana Jones.”  St. Paul seems to be in constant motion, moving from one place to another, encountering one challenge [...]

How Are You Called?

Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.  This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Acts 21:27—Acts 27:12. Reflection author This week’s reflection comes from The Rev. [...]

Reflection by the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings

One day in Philippi, the apostle Paul and his fellow missionary Silas got thrown in jail. They had ordered the spirit of divination to leave a young enslaved woman, and as a result, her owners’ [...]

Reflection by the Rev. Canon Charles. K. Robertson, Ph.D.

Bosnian-born author Aleksandar Hemon was on a visit to Chicago in 1992 when war broke out and a siege began in his hometown of Sarajevo.  His vacation suddenly and indefinitely extended, the tourist-turned-refugee worked hard [...]

Put Prayer Into Action

Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.  This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Acts 16:16-Acts 21:26 Reflection author This week’s reflection comes from The Rev. [...]

Children of a Refugee

Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.  This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Acts 13:13-Acts 16:15 Reflection author This week’s reflection author is The Rev. [...]

What Are You Willing to Risk?

Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.  This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Acts 10:17-Acts 13:12. Reflection author This week’s reflection author is Julia Ayala [...]

Reflection by the Rev. Christopher Bishop

A reflection on Acts 7:1-10:16 In 2015, I met a young woman named Lina, living with her family in an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Erbil, Kurdistan, after they were driven from their home in [...]

A Home for All of Us

Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club. This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Acts 7:1 - Acts 10:16 Reflection author This week’s reflection author is [...]

Reflection by the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers

There are any number of provocative stories and images tucked into chapters 4 and 5 of Acts. I’d like to dwell for a moment with Acts 4:32-Acts 5:11. Specifically, with these lines: “There was not [...]

Once Upon a Time…

Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.  This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Acts 4:23 - Acts 6 Reflection author This week’s reflection author is [...]

New Life

Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.  This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Acts 1:1-Acts 4:22 Reflection author This week’s reflection author is The Rev. [...]

Holy Week Action Alert

SPECIAL: Check out this special bonus episode of the Hometown podcast featuring an action alert from Lacy Broemel, Refugee and Immigration Policy Advisor for the Office of Government Relations.

Precious Lord

Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.  This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Luke 22:47 through the end of Luke’s Gospel. This week’s reflection author [...]

Running for Home

Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.  This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Luke 18:18-Luke 22:46 On this week’s episode, we reflect on scripture, discuss the [...]

Lost and Found

Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.  This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Luke 15:1-Luke 18:17 On this week’s episode, we reflect on scripture, learn [...]

Meet Abraham Mwinda

Abraham Mwinda is a San Diego, CA based Congolese born, Kenyan raised singer, songwriter and rapper from Lexington, Kentucky. He hopes to make a difference, and bring positive change in the world one song at [...]

Where is home?

  Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.  This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Luke 4:14 - Luke 7 Welcome to Episode 2 of Hometown! [...]

“The Archangel Gabriel”

In honor of our first episode of Hometown, we invite you to learn more about "The Archangel Gabriel" by Sheila Diemert. This piece was used as part of our social media graphics to promote Hometown. [...]

Hope Overcoming Fear

Reflection on Luke 1:1 – 4:13 By The Rev. Laurie Brock Fear makes its appearance quite early and rather frequently in the Gospel of Luke. We first meet fear as Zechariah offers incense in the [...]

Welcome to Hometown!

Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.  This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Luke 1- Luke 4:13 Welcome to Hometown! On the debut episode, we [...]

Advent IV – 2017

“The angel said to Mary, …‘nothing will be impossible with God.’…Then Mary said, ‘…Let it be with me according to your word.’”  (Luke 1:37-38) In the past few weeks I was given the gift of [...]

Advent III – 2017

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thess 5:16-18) My wife and I have a Border Collie named Franklin. [...]

Advent II – 2017

“The Lord… is patient... (Therefore) what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness?” (2 Peter 3:9,11) Patience is a hard thing for some of us. When we know [...]

Introduction to HomeTown

Join Allison Duvall and Kendall Martin of Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement ministry of the Episcopal Church, for an introduction to HomeTown, a podcast featuring voices from across the US, the Episcopal Church, and [...]

Advent I – 2017

“Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come.” (Mark 13:33) As we begin the season of Advent and prepare for the coming of Christmas, we are reminded by scripture that [...]

A Statement on Refugee Admissions for FY 2018

28 September 2017 The Administration has reported to Congress that their intent is to set the refugee admissions ceiling for the coming year at 45,000 persons, a cap that is not only the lowest in [...]

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