Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries. Be sure to subscribe – we’ll continue to release special episodes throughout the summer!
Today’s episode features an interview with Amanda Payne, Minister to Youth & Children at St. James Episcopal Church in Dallas. Amanda’s youth group is primarily composed of youth who were Karen refugees. Her ministry is powerful, her story is stirring, and her work for welcome is inspiring.
Amanda talks about EMM’s Love God, Love Neighbor (LGLN) program. We are actively seeking congregations, dioceses, or even provinces to partner with us as hosts of future LGLN trainings. Interested? Let us know! [email protected]
From now through July 13, EMM is running a t-shirt fundraiser campaign! Get your very own #SupportRefugees EMM t-shirt at bit.ly/EMMtshirt.
Join us 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.
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Special thanks to Kali Muhly-Alexander for editing and producing the episode. Kali is an intern with West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry (www.wvirm.com), a partner of Episcopal Migration Ministries. Thank you, WVIRM, for your support of the Hometown podcast.