World Refugee Day

Articles

June 19, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] The Joel Nafuma Refugee Centre is the only day center in Rome available to refugees. The ministry, dedicated in 1995 and located in the crypt of St. Paul’s Within the Walls Episcopal Church, provides a sanctuary for refugees to seek advice and assistance...

June 19, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] El Centro Hispano is a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida serving the local immigrant Latino community in Fort Lauderdale. El Centro has combined with the Episcopal parishes of St. Ambrose and All Saints to form the New River Regional...

June 19, 2011

El invierno pasado, y luego de haber estado separado de ellos durante ocho meses, Antonio abordó un avión con su esposa y sus tres hijos en Cali, Colombia, para volar a Quito, Ecuador, donde solicitaron asilo del gobierno ecuatoriano.

Fue el último acto de una saga de 10 años que incluía...

June 19, 2011

After an eight-month separation from them, Antonio boarded a plane with his wife and their three children in Cali, Colombia, last winter and flew to Quito, Ecuador, where they petitioned the Ecuadorian government for asylum.

It was the ultimate act in a 10-year-saga that included an...

June 16, 2011

On June 20th we commemorate World Refugee Day and this year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Convention on the Status of Refugees. Today there are 15 million refugees in the world and 25 million internally displaced persons who have not crossed international borders. The United States...

June 16, 2010

In her 43 years as a school teacher in Baghdad, Aylin Manook read a lot about the United States to prepare lessons for her students. At the time, she had no way of knowing the transformative role the far-off land would play in her life.

Manook is a refugee, forced to flee Iraq amid the...

June 1, 2010

On Sunday, June 20, refugee advocates and organizations, and many faith communities – including the Episcopal Church – observe World Refugee Day. Church members are asked to pray for the uprooted and for a world without the violence, discrimination and oppression that have led to their...

June 19, 2009

Noorhan, a 29-year-old Iraqi woman, wept as she shared the story of her 10-year journey from Baghdad, first to Jordan, and then to Wilton, Connecticut, during a panel discussion on refugee ministry held June 19 in the chapel at the Episcopal Church Center in New York.

"First I left a...

June 17, 2009

In 1988, Hsar Say, then a 20-year-old university student, joined the pro-democracy movement in opposition to the Burma Socialist Programme Party, an action that set in motion a 20-year journey that would eventually lead him to Louisville, Kentucky.

"The students and the people asked for...

June 8, 2009

A June 19 live webcast sponsored by Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and the Office of Communication will focus on World Refugee Day and will examine the plight of today"s refugees.

"You Mean The World To Us: Our global embrace of refugees through local resettlement" will top the...

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