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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January 23, 2014

On a recent cold, snowy night, a group of parishioners and refugee supporters gathered at Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, Kentucky, to witness a heart-warming performance. The Kentucky Refugee Children’s choir – formed in 2013...

January 23, 2014

When you speak with refugees about their initial experiences resettling in the United States, one of the first things they often describe is the difficult adjustment to a new climate. For newcomers from Africa, the Middle East, and other...

January 23, 2014

Sal Rubino’s family came to the United States as immigrants from Italy, and he grew up with the story of how hard work and perseverance made a better life possible in America. Rubino and his wife Cindy own and operate The Café, a popular...

January 23, 2014

As we journey through the holy season of Epiphany, we at Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) are given pause to reflect on our call to the ministry of refugee resettlement. The image of the Holy Family in EMM’s logo takes on new...

November 26, 2013

October 2 was a happy day in the Lexington, Kentucky, offices of Kentucky Refugee Ministries. A visit from a supportive hiring manager from an environmental services firm ended with seven of the agency’s refugee clients securing their...

November 26, 2013

Refugee children who are new to the United States encounter many of the same challenges as adults. They must acclimate to a new culture, new surroundings, and in many cases, a new way of interacting with those around them. Many refugee...

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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-...

Advent is a time of waiting and watching. We pray and sing, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,”...

The week of September 12-20, 2015 is National Welcoming Week, a nationwide annual event...

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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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