World Refugee Day Action & Events

June 21, 2005

Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform
As we mark World Refugee Day, we remember the plight of 12 million refugees and millions of others who have fled their homes and been involuntarily displaced throughout the world. Senators McCain and Kennedy along with Representatives Kolbe, Flake, and Gutierrez recently introduced the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act of 2005 – a bipartisan bill designed to reform the United States immigration system. The bill acknowledges the benefits brought to the United States by immigrants who are allowed to enter legally and accept employment. The bill also supports family unity, allows immigrant workers to access permanent residence and citizenship, and protects their rights as workers.
Please contact your member of Congress to encourage them to support the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act of 2005. CLICK HERE TO CONTACT YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS

Event: A Different Future, Sites NATIONWIDE, June 26th
Speaking for Peace from Jerusalem and Washington: The Powerful Voices of Religion and Civil Society. You are invited to be part of an unprecedented event that will use internet and video technology to link Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders and communities from Jerusalem, Washington, Europe, South America and over 40 other cities across the United States to discuss the possibilities of Israeli-Palestinian peace. Click here to find a location and time near you --

Event: A World Refugee Day Commemoration, New York – June 27th
Episcopal Migration Ministries presents “Portraits of Suffering and Courage: Lifting up Sudan” on Monday, June 27th featuring The Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, Bishop of Indianapolis, and John Prendergast, former Clinton Administration Advisor on Africa and Advisor to the President of the International Crisis Group. Click here for more details: