Raising Up World Refugee Day – June 20

June 11, 2024
Office of Development

 The Episcopal Church at Work: A Newsletter from the Office of Development / June 2024

Each year on June 20, the world celebrates World Refugee Day, the international day to honor people who have been forced to flee. It was first celebrated on June 20, 2001, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. Together, we can champion their right to seek safety, build support for their economic and social inclusion, and advocate for solutions to their plight.

Go Deeper: 

Doing this Work:

  • Sarah Shipman – director of operations
  • Kendall Martin – senior communications manager
  • Allison Duval – senior manager of church relations and engagement

The Year Ahead

  • General Convention – June 21-28, 2024
  • Blue Book – What will General Convention be discussing, debating, and deciding? You can find it here.
  • Nominees for the 28th Presiding Bishop – The election for the 28th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church takes place Thursday, June 26.
  • Follow all open proceedings at General Convention on the Office of Communication’s media hub at this link.

Give Today

Recognize World Refugee Day with your gift to Episcopal Migration Ministries. iam.ec/wrd

Ways to Give: Bless Appeal

Your gifts to The Episcopal Church Bless Appeal and other ministries make a significant difference. We are so thankful for your generosity as we seek to walk in the way of Jesus through our missions and ministries. Below are some ways to partner with us financially.

Text to give: Text ‘Appeal’ to 91999
Call: 800-716-6002
Online: The Episcopal Church
Make a gift of securities.

Feast Days

July 2 Moses the Black, monastic and martyr, c.400

July 24 Thomas à Kempis, priest and mystic, 1471

July 29 Mary and Martha of Bethany


Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen

Hometown: Blessings & Lessons