Every year on June 20, we celebrate the strength, resilience, and stories of refugees on World Refugee Day. This year, our marking of this important event will be even more special as we also join in celebration of Pride Month throughout the month of June, providing resources and inspiring local communities to action through our Rainbow Initiative.
The Rainbow Initiative is a project of Episcopal Migration Ministries which was created in response to an Episcopal Church General Convention resolution called D045 “On Supporting LGBTIQ+ Refugees and Asylum Seekers”. The Rainbow Initiative educates congregations and communities to inspire them to advocate, pray, and engage in direct service to support LGBTQ+ forced migrants (refugees and asylum seekers).
Join us in celebration of Pride Month and World Refugee Day:
- Incorporate these Collects and Prayers of the People in your worship services. Aquí en español: Colectas – en español y Oraciones del Pueblo – en español
- Display this poster at your Church or during Pride celebrations. El póster sobre Iniciative Arco Iris en español
- Share this flyer. Aquí en español: Folleto en español
Throughout the month, Episcopal Migration Ministries will be sharing and celebrating on our social media platforms – follow along on Instagram @emmrefugees and Facebook.
Happy Pride! Happy World Refugee Day!