Hometown is a podcast from Episcopal Migration Ministries and is part of the Good Book Club.  This week’s Good Book Club scripture readings: Luke 1- Luke 4:13

Welcome to Hometown! On the debut episode, we introduce what the podcast is all about, reflect on scripture together, and learn about the global refugee crisis and the specific refugee crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Reflection author: The Rev. Laurie Brock, rector of the Episcopal Church of St. Michael the Archangel in the Diocese of Lexington (Kentucky). Mother Laurie is co-author of Where God Hides Holiness, and is the author of the forthcoming book Horses Speak of God: How Horses Can Teach Us to Listen and Be Transformed, available for pre-order on Amazon.com. She blogs at www.revlauriebrock.com.

Information on the global refugee crisis is largely from the UNHCR Global Trends report: http://www.unhcr.org/globaltrends2016/

Information about the Congolese refugee crisis is largely from the Center for Applied Linguistics Backgrounder on Refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo: http://www.culturalorientation.net/learning/populations/congolese-refugees

For further reading on the DRC, we recommend:

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
by Jason Stearns

King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild

Upcoming Event!

EMM is offering our Love God, Love Neighbor training in Atlanta, GA May 2-4, 2018. www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/lgln

Our theme song was composed and recorded by 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.

Episcopal Migration Ministries: www.episcopalmigrationministries.org, www.facebook.com/emmrefugees, Twitter & Instagram, @emmrefugees

Good Book Club: www.goodbookclub.org, www.facebook.com/thegoodbookclub