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EDUCATION 2018-08-08T13:57:50+00:00

STORIES & RELATIONSHIPS CHANGE HEARTS & MINDS.

Episcopal Migration Ministries works daily to teach the values of welcome and inclusion, and how refugees and immigrants make our communities
and our country stronger.
We offer a variety of educational resources, trainings, and support to individuals, congregations, and communities seeking to learn more about how they can be welcomers.

Love God, Love Neighbor

Love God, Love Neighbor (LGLN) is an intensive three-day training that equips participants to be advocates, allies, and ambassadors for refugees and the ministry of refugee resettlement. LGLN provides an in-depth exploration of the global displacement crisis, US refugee policy, the refugee resettlement process, faith-based advocacy for refugees, and organizing to welcome and support refugees in your home community.

Our upcoming LGLN training will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, October 11-13, 2018. Click here for more information.

We are actively seeking partners to help host these events. If you’d like to explore bringing LGLN to your community, diocese/province, or state, please contact us.

Hometown Podcast

The Hometown podcast launched in February 2018, and continues with periodic summertime episodes before the launch of Season 2!

We bring you interviews with men and women who were resettled to the US as refugees and tell their amazing stories.

We give you history and current events surrounding the largest refugee crisis the world has ever known.

We reflect on scripture and we pray.

Do you have a story to tell? Would you like to be an interview guest, reflection author, or background expert on the podcast? Let us know!

Subscribe on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Stitcher, and find episodes and additional material on our blog.

Study & Worship Materials

As a faith-based organization, EMM strives to create quality faith-based and other curricula and worship materials to teach, form, and equip faith communities and the wider community to welcome their newest neighbors with compassion, loving-kindness, and generosity of spirit.

  • Refugee Sunday Toolkit – EMM offers a comprehensive toolkit that guides congregations through the process of planning and hosting a Refugee Sunday, including tips for additional activities to welcome the wider community into this special day. Request here.
  • Epiphany Bible Study – The Season after Epiphany is important for EMM. It is in this season that we read the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 2, and learn why the Holy Family became refugees. EMM offers a free 6-week Bible study based on Epiphany readings for Lectionary Year B which are adaptable for any time of year. Request here.
  • Refugee Film Series – For World Refugee Day 2018, POV, television’s longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction films, is highlighting five films about the Syrian refugee crisis. Learn more at EMM’s World Refugee Day page.
  • Prayers of the People for Refugees & Displaced People – These beautiful Prayers of the People were composed specially for Episcopal Migration Ministries.
  • Prayer for Refugees – from Church of the Mediator, Allentown, PA, Diocese of Bethlehem

Do you have study materials, prayers, or liturgies to share? Let us know!

Become a Journey to Hope Partner

Any individual, congregation, or community is welcome to freely use the materials, above, and to spread the word about the importance of welcome.

For groups that want to go further and deeper, we invite you to explore EMM’s Journey to Hope program.

Journey to Hope partners enter a yearlong covenant relationship with EMM in which they promise to pray, learn, teach, and support our ministry. EMM, in turn, provides additional learning materials, guidance, and walks alongside the community as they discern how they might be called into this work.

We are currently recruiting our inaugural Journey to Hope partners. Join us!

Request a Speaker

EMM staff and volunteer ambassadors often speak and give presentations to congregations, community groups, in academic settings, and more, to explain the global refugee crisis, US resettlement, EMM’s ministry, and how individuals and groups can be involved in the work of welcome.

Would you like to host an EMM speaker at your event?

Request a Speaker

Support EMM’s Ministry of Education

Support Episcopal Migration Ministries and our ministry of education by making a gift today.

Your generosity supports the creation of quality educational and worship materials, trainings and events, and new content and media that share the message of hope, welcome, inclusion, and love.

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We know that a rising tide lifts all boats, and that by welcoming refugees, we make our communities and our country stronger.

Then the King will say…

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…

Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these, you did it to me.”

– Matthew 25: 34-40, paraphrased

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