#RoyalWedding Preacher reprise – Before Presiding Bishop Curry was known around the world as the Royal Wedding Preacher, he, of course, was – and is! – the beloved Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.

Months ago, he was also our scripture reflection author for our Palm Sunday episode (look for “Precious Lord” in your podcast feed).

Today we’re releasing a special post-Season 1 bonus episode to replay Bishop Curry’s stirring reflection, and also to bring you an important backgrounder from Laetitia Mizero Hellerud, who is an author, activist, teacher, seeker, and was our interview guest in Episode 15 – “Drop Your Anchor.”

We hope you enjoy this bonus listen. We begin with Bishop Curry then turn to Laetitia’s backgrounder on her native Burundi.


Presiding Bishop Curry’s 2017 message for World Refugee Day – https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/video/world-refugee-day-2017. Stay tuned for his 2018 message!

Laetitia is the author of Being at Home in the World: Cross-Cultural Leadership Lessons to Guide Your Journey. 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!


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

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.

Special thanks to Whit Whitaker for offering his vocal talents. His soulful singing of the hymn Precious Lord is a moving complement to the Presiding Bishop’s reflection. Learn more about Whit Whitaker on our blog, https://episcopalmigrationministries.org/2545-2-2-2/.

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