Resources for Churches 2017-09-11T09:11:06+00:00


It is a critical moment for refugee resettlement and welcome, and the voices of the faith community have never been more needed. Episcopal congregations and Episcopalians are encouraged to join in the faithful ministry of advocacy through the work of the Episcopal Public Policy Network. If you are not a member of the Episcopal church, you may be interested in lifting your voice through the work of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition or Refugee Council USA.

Love God, Love Neighbor

October 10-12, 2017 | Denver, Colorado

Love God, Love Neighbor is a three-day training that equips Episcopalians to be advocates, allies, and ambassadors for refugees and the ministry of refugee resettlement. Offered by Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement ministry of The Episcopal Church, with funding from the Constable Fund, the training provides an in-depth exploration of the global displacement crisis, US refugee policy, how refugee resettlement works, faith-based advocacy for refugees, and organizing to welcome and support refugees in your home community.

The gathering will bring together lay and clergy leaders from across The Episcopal Church, as well as from ecumenical and other partners, to learn from one another as we explore different local contexts as they relate to refugee resettlement and the work of welcome.

Learn more and register.


Prayer & Worship

Stand To Support Refugees Sunday

Thank you for standing with Episcopal Migration Ministries and with refugees in this time of crisis and challenge. We need your help to ensure refugees are welcomed to a place of safety and opportunity. Join in the work to care for and welcome our newest neighbors and advocate for refugees at home and abroad. Share information about refugees and Episcopal Migration Ministries in your church through a Stand to Support Refugees Sunday. Need something you don’t see below? Please let us know and we will be in touch shortly.

Letter to Clergy and Lay Leaders about Stand to Support Refugees Sunday

Download Our Iconic 1938 Refugee Poster

Feel free to use it on all of your social media channels!

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Neighbors Together

This Welcoming America toolkit provides promising practices to counter anti-refugee and anti-Muslim backlash and work towards a positive vision for our communities. These promising practices demonstrate how building meaningful contact between diverse populations, positive communications strategies, and engaging civic and community leaders can help create a climate in which all people can thrive.

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Older Woman in Hijab

My Neighbor Is Muslim

This study guide was created by LIRS (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service) for local congregations or other discussion groups to open up a much needed dialogue and build understanding about Islam in local churches and communities.


Allison Duvall
Manager for Church Relations & Engagement