Video: UNHCR tent offers virtual experience of refugee dwelling

June 26, 2015

[Episcopal News Service] A tent from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) fills the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society exhibit space at the 78th General Convention June 26-27, providing a virtual encounter of a refugee dwelling and as an expression of solidarity with the plight of the world’s refugees.

The initiative was first envisioned during a #ShareTheJourney pilgrimage, when eight Episcopalians traveled to Kenya and Rwanda to learn about refugee resettlement through the lens of Congolese refugees. The #ShareTheJourney pilgrimage was organized by Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s refugee resettlement service.