World Refugee Day

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June 4, 2015

June is full of events leading up to World Refugee Day - do not miss out on these opportunities to learn more about current refugee crises, raise your voice in support of protection and resettlement for refugees, and celebrate the contributions of immigrants and refugees.

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June 2, 2015

[Episcopal News Service] The refugee experience is a fundamental part of the Christian story and “by welcoming a stranger, we are welcoming the very Christ and God that we proclaim,” says the Rev. Austin Rios, rector of St. Paul’s Within the Walls Episcopal Church in Rome, Italy.

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June 19, 2014

[Diocese of Olympia] For young people like Abel, a 24-year old refugee from Eritrea, the prospect of starting from scratch in a new society on his own hit him suddenly. “You know, I think all people want to make success. But we struggle, all of us do. That was what I realized right away. That...

June 18, 2014

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “Remember in prayer all who flee persecution and suffering in search of security and peace, remember the baptismal promise to strive for justice and peace, and reaffirm our commitment to welcoming the stranger as Christ himself...

June 18, 2014

This video story is being published in time for World Refugee Day, which is observed on June 20.

[Episcopal News Service] In the shadow of the Colosseum, one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions, the Colle Oppio Park is home to many of Rome’s refugees.

A mile...

June 3, 2014

Immigration Advocacy Network Newsletter- June 2014

President Obama delays the DHS review of immigration enforcement policies;

Congress heads home for June recess; National Refugee Advocacy week begins and the rise in unaccompanied...

June 20, 2013

[Lambeth Palace press release] Today we remember the millions of people “who have been forced from their homes and homelands, out into a world that is unfamiliar, frightening and dangerous,” the Archbishop said in a blog on World Refugee Day.”Welcoming the stranger has always been a core Christian...

June 19, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] En el Día Mundial del Refugiado, el 20 de junio de 2013, la Obispa Presidenta de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori y el Obispo Presidente  de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América (ELCA) Mark S. Hanson, han emitido la...

June 20, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] On the eve of today’s observance of World Refugee Day, about 150 people gathered in a U.S. House of Representatives conference room to honor the legacy of Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ) for working to bring attention to the plight of displaced people and refugees, and...

June 19, 2012

Oman Khanal

[Episcopal News Service] In some ways I am very fortunate to have a unique life experience: I was born as a Bhutanese, I spent my childhood and teen life in Nepal, and I’m a new American now.

I was four years old when our family left Bhutan. I remember my beautiful...

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