June 20 is World Refugee Day

June 18, 2013
By: 
Lifelong Formation

emmThis Thursday, June 20th, is World Refugee Day.

Did you know that RIGHT NOW there are over 43.7 million refugees and internally displaced people around the world?

This Thursday (or any day, really) would be a great day for you to find out how your faith community can work with Episcopal Migration Ministries’ affiliates to help resettling refugees find a successful new start in the United States.

Volunteering, community co-sponsorship and church donation drives are all ways to make a difference.

World Refugee Day

I received an email from EMM Director, Deb Stein, that said, “In addition, supportive new neighbors can help refugees with their life-changing transition by simply being present in their lives. This ‘ministry of presence’ is about being with someone, rather than doing for someone. It’s about walking the path toward a hopeful future with them.’

Please take a minute today to learn more about how you and your faith community can help refugees through EMM.

Because ‘no one chooses to be a refugee.’