World Refugee Day resources available for congregations, dioceses

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] June 20 is World Refugee Day and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has prepared resources to observe this important event in dioceses and congregations of all sizes.“In observance of World Refugee Day, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society invites Episcopalians to learn more about how The Episcopal Church welcomes and resettles refugees in partnership with our 30 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses across the country,” commented Bishop Stacy Sauls, Chief Operating Officer of The Episcopal Church.“World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000 to honor the contributions of refugees throughout the world and to raise awareness about the growing refugee crisis in places like Syria and Central Africa,” said Deborah Stein, Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.  “World Refugee Day is especially significant this year as the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society continues to celebrate its 75th year of this life-saving ministry.”ResourcesTo support local World Refugee Day celebrations, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society has created several tools:•    Worship materials for Sunday, June 21 (the closest Sunday to World Refugee Day) including prayers of the people and sermon starters, that can be downloaded at no fee here.•    Bulletin insert for Sunday, June 21 (the closest Sunday to World Refugee Day) which focuses on bringing awareness to refugee issues and opportunities for local involvement in this life-saving ministry. Insert can be downloaded at no fee here.•    An interactive map of events across The Episcopal Church to find a World Refugee Day event that is convenient to your community. Interactive map is here.•    Information about where to find an Episcopal Migration Ministries affiliate in your community and how you can volunteer locally can be found here.  If you are interested in learning more about partnership opportunities, contact Allison Duvall, Manager for Church Relations and Engagement ([email protected])•    #ShareTheJourney with Episcopal Migration Ministries by hosting a World Refugee Day event in your congregation or diocese. Send your event details to [email protected] to be included in the World Refugee Day interactive map.Did you know?The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports:•    Every four seconds someone is forced to flee due to conflict, persecution or fear of violence.•    There are currently more than 50 million refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide, the most in the post-World War II era.•    To date, more than 3 million Syrians have fled the violence in their country.Resettlement facts from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society:•    70,000 refugees were resettled in the U.S. in 2014.•    5,155 refugees were resettled in 2014 by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and its network of affiliate officesQuestions? Allison Duvall, Manager for Church Relations and Engagement for Episcopal Migration Ministries, at [email protected], 212-716-6000.Episcopal Migration MinistriesEpiscopal Migration Ministries is the refugee resettlement program of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. Each year the Missionary Society works in partnership with its affiliate network, along with dioceses, faith communities and volunteers, to welcome refugees from conflict zones across the globe.#ShareTheJourney as the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society celebrates 75 years of resettling refugees in the United States. #ShareTheJourney is a multi-media effort to educate, form, and equip Episcopalians to engage in loving service with resettled refugees and to become prophetic witnesses and advocates on behalf of refugees, asylees, migrants, and displaced persons throughout the world.Check out the website: and Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA World Refugee Day Leigh Foster says: June 3, 2015 at 3:40 am I am impressed with all the great work you are doing to support refugees in the US! If you would like to support World Refugee Day this year on a global level- we would love your support!Please see http://www.refugeeday.orgfor videos, stories and click on “get involved” for great social media content. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Refugees Migration & Resettlement, An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Submit an Event Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Posted May 28, 2015 Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York World Refugee Day resources available for congregations, dioceses From Episcopal Migration Ministries Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem May 28, 2015 at 4:44 pm Under the “Did you know?” category, mention might be made of the 4.7 million Palestinian refugees. Prevented by the Israeli Government from returning to their homes in the Holy Land, they are the longest extant refugee population in the world. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, center_img Comments are closed. Vicki Gray says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments (2) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Advocacy Peace & Justice, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, IDlast_img