Episcopal Migration Ministries has launched a podcast, HomeTown, featuring voices from across the United States, the Episcopal Church, and the New American community.
HomeTown, available on SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play and iTunes, was developed by Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement ministry of the Episcopal Church. Each podcast episode will feature a reflection on the week’s Scripture reading, facts and figures about refugee resettlement, and an interview with a new American. Among the interviews are New Americans resettled from Bhutan, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, and more.
Developed and facilitated by Allison Duvall, Manager for Church Relations and Engagement, and Kendall Martin, Communications Manager, HomeTown is part of Episcopal Migration Ministries’ contribution to the Good Book Club, a project that invites all Episcopalians to join in reading the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts during Lent-Easter 2018. More information about the Good Book Club here.
The first episode will be available on February 11.
Episcopal Migration Ministries is the Episcopal Church’s foremost response to refugee crises. Working in partnership with offices and groups within the church as well as with governments and non-government organizations (NGOs), Episcopal Migration Ministries assures safe passage and provides vital services for thousands of refugee families upon their arrival in America: English language and cultural orientation classes; employment services; school enrollment; and initial assistance with housing and transportation. For each family, the goal is self-reliance and self-determination. After years of living in limbo, refugees now have the opportunity to begin again on a strong foundation that honors their stories and dignity, thanks to Episcopal Migration Ministries.