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September 5, 2013

Earlier this summer, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued another inspiring pledge of committment to aiding refugees, speaking jointly with Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson...

March 1, 2013

Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) is excited to share a web offering to help promote and disseminate the concerns of refugees, while building needed support for the life-changing resettlement work taking place around the country...

February 28, 2013

EMM’s partners at the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia Refugee Resettlement Office are working through the initial stages of an exciting new program as the agency’s microenterprise initiative expands its reach. The agency’s...

February 28, 2013

The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program provides persecuted refugees with safe haven and a chance at a new life. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides services to refugees to ease...

February 28, 2013

Etongo Ekyoci is an 18-year-old from Tanzania who came to Tucson, Arizona, as a refugee. In a feature for Arizona Public Radio, Etongo recently interviewed his caseworker -- who is also a former refugee -- and the two spoke about the ups...

December 18, 2012

In Boise, Idaho, a group of generous community members has given the gift of a Merry Christmas to 20 families of newly-arrived refugees. The Eternal League of Friends (ELF) teams with EMM’s affiliate partners at Agency for New...

December 18, 2012

As another year of hard work, cooperation and transformational ministry winds down, December provides a good opportunity to take stock of the accomplishments achieved and the new challenges that lie ahead. In 2012, EMM welcomed more than...

November 19, 2012

Churches and refugee advocates have been working to aid vulnerable migrants for many decades, and a number of Episcopal Migration Ministries' (EMM) affiliates are celebrating big anniversaries this year, milestones that put into...

November 19, 2012

Upesh Sharma came to the United States in 2009 after growing up in a Nepalese refugee camp. As a young man living in a new country, Upesh was faced with the challenge of navigating a new system while also embracing the educational and...

November 19, 2012

It's a common narrative associated with refugee resettlement: New Americans come to our country fleeing oppression and give thanks for the opportunity and freedom found here. But in a season of thanks, a different group is expressing...

November 19, 2012

The Wilmington Star Tribute ran this story as the latest in a series of wonderful features on a Burmese family assisted by Interfaith Refugee Ministry, EMM's affiliate in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Syracuse Post Standard reported...

August 29, 2012

Donna Craig founded Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM), EMM’s affiliate partner in Louisville and Lexington, in 1989. The organization resettled 25 refugees that year from an office run from Donna’s kitchen table. In the 23...

August 29, 2012

Losing a home to fire is difficult and upsetting for anyone. But for the refugee families in Columbus, Ohio, who lost their apartments and most of their belongings to a blaze on August 21, the impact is especially devastating. The complex...

August 29, 2012

The first six months of a refugee’s experience in the United States can be clogged with commitments and concerns; finding employment, accessing medical care, acclimating to a new culture, and many other matters command time and...

August 29, 2012

Refugees coming to the United States as adolescents often face a tricky scenario. Educational opportunities in refugee camps and other temporary shelter situations lag far behind what students in the U.S. experience. As a result, young...

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