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December 17, 2014
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Samuel A. McDonald, Deputy COO and Director of Mission for The Episcopal Church, has announced that the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) is offering a 4-week video-based Epiphany curriculum and a bulletin insert for faith formation to raise awareness about refugees and the work of DFMS through Episcopal Migration Ministries.

DFMS has prepared these materials as part of its celebration of 75 years of resettlement work.  This celebration also includes the innovative social media campaign #ShareTheJourney.

The curriculum is available at no fee here

Link to bulletin insert here

"With more than 50 million people displaced from their homes, we are right now facing the largest refugee crisis the world has known since World War II," explained Deborah Stein, Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries. "As conflicts continue in Syria, Iraq and parts of Africa, we will see these numbers continue to swell, making the ongoing resettlement work of DFMS more vital than ever. We invite you to use these materials to #ShareTheJourney by learning more about the plight of refugees, DFMS’ work in resettlement, and how you can be involved."

The materials are ideal for adult forums, Sunday Schools, youth groups, and faith-formation gatherings for all ages.

Among the titles of the videos are Sowdo's Story, Supporting Refugee Students, and Find a Friend. All videos are available here

For more information contact Allison Duvall, Co-Sponsorship and Church Relations Program Manager for Episcopal Migration Ministries, 212-716-6027.

Episcopal Migration Ministries
Episcopal Migration Ministries is the refugee resettlement service of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS). Each year this DFMS ministry 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.

Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer