Displaced People
Are Refugees
Are Children

On this World Refugee Day, Episcopal Migration Ministries and The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations invite you to join in the work of welcome through advocating for our newest neighbors!

Join us for Love God, Love Neighbor: Episcopal Month of Action, a series of webinars to learn and advocate with and on behalf of immigrants, DACA recipients, refugees, and asylum seekers.

Newcomers contribute greatly to U.S. communities, enriching our common life, strengthening the U.S. economy, and bringing joy as they join and reunite with families and friends. And yet, immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees face a wide array of challenges, including federal policies and legislation that are outdated and do not address the realities of immigrants in America today. As the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement, we are called to advocate with and for our siblings seeking safety and a better life in the United States.

June 7-13: Episcopal Action on DACA Week
Webinar recording

June 14-20: Episcopal Action on Resettlement Week
Webinar recording

June 21-27: Episcopal Action on Asylum Week
WEBINAR: June 23, 3:30-5:00pm Eastern Time

Participants may choose to attend one or more of the webinars offered. Registration is required here.

Download the Love God, Love Neighbor: Take Action on Resettlement Toolkit and learn how you can show your support for the children, women, and men forced to flee. World Refugee Day marks a day we lift up the courage, strength, and perseverance of refugees worldwide. As people of faith invested in the work of welcome, we have to utilize our stories to ensure that elected officials promote and maintain our nation’s admirable tradition of refugee resettlement and implement humane and just immigration policies.

Join us!

World Refugee Day Resources

  • Episcopal Month of Action – Refugee Resettlement Action Toolkit
  • Join Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service (IRIS) and the Refugee Forum of Los Angeles (RFLA) for a week – long virtual event celebrating World Refugee Day. For a full list of events please visit Refugee Forum of Los Angeles’ Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/refugeeforumla
    • In Their Own Voices
      Tuesday, June 23 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PST
      Syrian and Afghans share their personal stories of what it’s like to be a refugee—fleeing war and persecution, their long, difficult journeys to safety, and the resettlement challenges they face in beginning their new lives in Norway, Germany, Austria and the U.S.
      Meet the panelists by following this link
    • Art with Children
      Thursday, June 25 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am PST
      Families and especially children are invited to participate by creating and submitting an original and colorful story prompted by images that will be provided. The artwork will be showcased virtually and shared with people around the world. An art class for children will follow the showing.
      Click here to download the activity sheet and instructions for this event. RSVP HERE
  • POV Refugee Film Series
  • RCUSA World Refugee Day Toolkit
  • #AllOfUs Social Media Toolkit
  • My Neighbor is Muslim Toolkit: http://lirs.org/myneighborismuslim/
  • RCUSA 116th Congress Toolkit: http://rcusa.org/advocate-now
  • Map of WRD events across the country
  • Welcoming America: Welcome Refugees Resources
  • Follow Episcopal Migration Ministries and Episcopal Public Policy Network on Facebook and Twitter and watch for social media posts supporting #WRD2020, #RefugeesWelcome , and #SupportRefugees to support welcome and hospitality for refugees.
  • Join the Episcopal Public Policy Network to learn more about how you can work with local and elected leaders to support refugees.