The Episcopal Church: Walking with Immigrants

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry introduces five bishops whose dioceses are actively engaged in immigrant welcome. Each bishop shares ways individuals or groups can support this work. Their intent is to inspire action and to highlight the many ways people can engage with and deepen their understanding of immigration issues.

The video ends with an overview of the advocacy and refugee resettlement work done at the national level. The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Beyond the Episcopal Church, speaks to the Church’s 80-year commitment to immigrants and displaced persons; support which continues today through Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations.

Understanding the Immigration System

In this video, we explore how many immigrants enter the United States and the legal and technical categories of refugees, asylum-seekers, and immigrants. Learn how you can take part in The Episcopal Church’s ministries to advocate with and support refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants.

Episcopal Migration Ministries: #SupportRefugees

The refugee resettlement ministry of The Episcopal Church has resettled over 95,000 refugees since 1980, through a network of partners, volunteers, and supporters. Join in the work of welcome and #SupportRefugees.

The #SupportRefugees video won an International Telly Award. Learn more at TeleStory Pictures.

Repairing the Breach: Building Beloved Community Through Welcome

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, EMM hosted a panel discussion highlighting the work to rebuild the refugee resettlement program, perspectives from different faith traditions and practitioners, and the role of community support in providing welcome and integration to newly arrived refugees. The moderated panel discussion included the following guests:

  • The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church
  • Demetrio Alvero , Director of Operations for Episcopal Migration Ministries
  • Dr. Heval Kelli, Cardiologist, co-founder and president of the Kurdish American Medical Association, and former refugee
  • Larry Bartlett, Director of the Office of Refugee Admissions, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State