We’re excited to release this bonus episode, featuring our conversation with The Rev. Chris Bishop, reflection author from Episode 10 (titled “A Home for All of Us”), as he shares more about his work with displaced Christian communities in Iraq.
Learn about his organization, Stand with Iraqi Christians: http://standwithiraqichristians.org/
We also mention in this episode:
Mad Priest Coffee (https://madpriestcoffee.com/), is a coffee shop and roastery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, whose mission is “Craft Excellent Coffee. Educate the Curious. Champion the Displaced.” They not only educate customers about the global refugee crisis and refugee resettlement, but they also hire former refugees. And – they’re expanding, which means they can grow their mission and their business and hire more New Americans. Check out their Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1813681640/the-mad-priest-coffee-and-cocktails
General Convention: Are you going to The Episcopal Church’s General Convention? We’ll be there and we’d love to meet you! Visit our booth in the Exhibit Hall (booth 410) to learn more about EMM’s work, enjoy excellent coffee from Mad Priest Coffee Roasters, enter into some drawings for remastered prints of the iconic vintage “In the name of these refugees, aid all refugees” poster, try delicious food from a refugee-owned business, get some cool swag, and more. You might even get featured on a Facebook Live or get to say share why you #supportrefugees on a podcast episode.
Save the Date: Monday, June 18, 4pm Eastern
FREE WEBINAR: Our 1939 Moment: Continuing the Legacy of Welcome
This webinar will be a conversation about the history and present of the Episcopal Church’s legacy of refugee welcome. We will offer information, inspiration, and specific ways you can claim this legacy and this work as your own. Register at http://bit.ly/1939webinar.
And if you’re not the webinar type – don’t worry – we’ll repackage it for you and release it on June 20. Watch your podcast feed!
Get ready for World Refugee Day!
Check out EMM’s World Refugee Day page: www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/worldrefugeeday.
One thing you could do for World Refugee Day is invite others to join in the work of welcome by making a donation to Episcopal Migration Ministries. No gift is too small, and all are put to use to welcome our newest neighbors. Visit www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/give or text HOMETOWN to 91999.
Our theme song composer is Abraham Mwinda Ikando. Find his music at www.abrahammwindamusic.com.
Follow EMM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: emmrefugees
Stay in touch with the Good Book Club! They’re coming back next liturgical year: www.goodbookclub.org.