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 10:17-Acts 13:12.

Reflection author

This week’s reflection author is Julia Ayala Harris. Julia serves on the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, served on the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church (TREC), and is on the Diocese of Oklahoma Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Board. Learn more about Julia on our blog this week – www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/blog. You can find Julia on Twitter @ayala_harris.

On today’s episode, we continue our conversation with Antigona Mehani. We encourage you to go back in your podcast feed and listen to “Once Upon a Time” for background on Antigona’s native Kosovo, and “A Home for All of Us” for the first part of our conversation.

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.

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

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