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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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