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 General Convention!

Pentecost Sunday is the last day of this round of the Good Book Club. Scripture readings: Acts 27:13—28:44.

Scripture reflection

To close out the first season of Hometown, hosts Allison & Kendall discuss the end of Acts as metaphor, searching for a place to drop your anchor, Burundi, how beautiful and overwhelming it is to be welcomed and made to feel at home, and how we’re called to create home for others.


This last interview in season 1 is special. We speak with Laetitia Mizero Hellerud, an activist, learner, teacher, seeker, and social justice advocate. Laetitia is the author of Being at Home in the World: Cross-Cultural Leadership Lessons to Guide Your Journey.

“As a four-time refugee, change and adaptation has become a way of life for Laetitia Mizero Hellerud. Having to adapt to this way of thinking since childhood, she learned to rely on her own decisions and, at the same time, accept the love and help of others to survive. In Being at Home in the World, Laetitia shares what she has learned about adaptation about finding your home in the midst of chaos and struggle. It starts with an open mind and an open heart.”

Learn more about Laetitia at https://laetitiahellerud.com/, and find her book on Amazon here: http://a.co/hvbUFXW.

Get ready for World Refugee Day!

Check out EMM’s World Refugee Day page: www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/worldrefugeeday.

Every year, World Refugee Day is observed on June 20. This is an important day to celebrate the strength, resilience, and contributions of refugees to communities all over the world – and for us to deepen our commitment to the work of welcome and refugee resettlement.

We hope you’ll participate in or organize something to celebrate the day! It could be a small gathering, including Prayers of the People for Refugees and Displaced Persons in your Sunday worship, taking up a special Refugee Sunday collection to support EMM, host a film viewing, and so much more!

Support EMM

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.

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Stay in touch with the Good Book Club! They’re coming back next liturgical year: www.goodbookclub.org.