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. Gay Clark Jennings., president of the House of Deputies.The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings was elected president of the House of Deputies by her peers at the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2012, and at the 78th General Convention in 2015, she was reelected by acclimation. She is the first ordained woman to hold the position. As president, she is committed to fostering a new generation of leaders in the Episcopal Church and encouraging the church’s work for justice through the actions of General Convention and the work of Episcopalians throughout the church. She works closely with the elected and appointed leaders who serve the church between conventions, with more than 850 members of the House of Deputies, and with the presiding bishop and other church leaders.


We’re delighted to welcome to the podcast Tara Dhungana. Tara lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Menuake (a full time nursing student) and 2 small children. Tara works for Columbus Refugee and IMmigration Services managing the ESL and employment program, helping refugees gain employment and self-sufficiency as soon as possible. Tara also owns a restaurant and works in real estate. Tara became a US citizen in December 2017.

Get ready for World Refugee Day!

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.

This year EMM will release a number of resources: www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/worldrefugeeday.

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!

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.

And support refugee artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs! Like our theme song composer, Abraham Mwinda Ikando. Find his music at www.abrahammwindamusic.com.


Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.