Episcopal Migration Ministries

Refugees face down some of the most dire and difficult circumstances imaginable, fleeing their countries to escape persecution, oppression, and war. Episcopal Migration Ministries welcomes refugees to peaceful homes and hopeful futures in the United States, partnering with faith groups, volunteers, community organizations, and many other local supporters to build a foundation for success for these new Americans. In its 2011 program year, Episcopal Migration Ministries and its network of local affiliate partners assisted more than 3,600 refugees from 34 countries. From the moment they arrive in their new communities, refugee clients receive care, hospitality, and assistance from professional affiliate staff and from the hundreds of generous church volunteers who welcome the stranger through this ministry each year.

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Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has appointed the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson as Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff.  Since September 2013, Stevenson has served as the...

In 2000, the United Nations named June 20 as World Refugee Day, deeming it an annual opportunity to celebrate the resilience and success of the former refugees who bless our communities with their wisdom and irrepressible spirit and to...

Through a partnership grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and funding from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), The Episcopal Church will enlist 10 AmeriCorps...

The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will present an hour-long webinar on February 19 to explore the current status of the refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The free churchwide webinar begins at 7 pm Eastern. The...

Throughout the summer, Episcopalians responded to the growing humanitarian needs at the border by lifting their voices, calling for compassion, loving service, and prayer. Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and Justice and Advocacy...

Refugees resettled through our New Bern affiliate, Interfaith Refugee Ministry of the Diocese of East Carolina, recently contributed their stories to the Cogs and Wheels Project’s STORIES exhibition. An artist planned the installation,...

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In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly established June 20 as World Refugee Day to...

Through an innovative new partnership, Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement...

Married for 20 years, Wahab had a family, a peaceful home and a successful career. But the war...

Growing up in Somalia, Sowdo loved nothing more than soccer. She listened to games on the radio...

What does it feel like when you don’t belong in your own country? In your own life?

This Sunday, the Episcopal Church celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany, which begins the six-...

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Since 2011, the number of unaccompanied immigrant children making the dangerous journey from Central America to the southern border of the United States has increased more than sevenfold, with arrivals potentially exceeding 60,000...

On August 13, 2014, Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Office of Justice and Advocacy Ministries hosted a webinar about the Central American migrant crisis on the southern border. This document shows the slides used in that...

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The following is a list of books and resources relevant to ARC's mission to serve refugees and displaced people. This list was compiled based on recommendations from ARC supporters, members of the ARC Board of Directors, and staff. Learn more about refugees and the work of ARC and share what you learn with friends. Shop for these books online or at your local bookseller.

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