Announcing Partners in Welcome, an innovative new program from Episcopal Migration Ministries
Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement ministry of The Episcopal Church, is proud to announce an innovative new program called Partners in Welcome (PiW). Through this program, Episcopal Migration Ministries is building a mission-driven community rooted in loving God and our shared value to love our neighbor. This network is open to all organizations and individuals dedicated to welcoming newcomers, educating communities, and developing advocates.
“Partners in Welcome is a community where we – individuals, groups, churches, communities – come together to learn from one another, support one another, and inspire new people to become part of the refugee and immigrant welcoming movement,” said Allison Duvall, manager for church relations and engagement. “Through a creative online gathering space featuring a resource library, shared programming, and connected community, Partners in Welcome members will gain knowledge in core areas of their ministry and grow as allies and advocates in the work of welcome.”
The PiW online portal will officially launch on Feb. 28, offering network members the opportunity to access resources, exchange ideas, and connect with others involved in refugee and immigrant welcome. The Partners in Welcome program is made possible by a generous grant from the United Thank Offering.
“Partners in Welcome is exactly the sort of innovative program UTO is excited to support and bears witness to our ongoing commitment to Episcopal Migration Ministries’ important work with refugees. UTO is a mission of the whole Episcopal Church and Partners in Welcome will be an asset for the whole Church as we all strive to live into Jesus’s call to us to love and welcome all people,” said Sherri Dietrich, UTO Board President.
Visit http://www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/partnersinwelcome to learn more about the Partners in Welcome program, and to apply for membership.
For more information on the Partners in Welcome program, contact Allison Duvall.
Since the 1980s, Episcopal Migration Ministries has resettled over 95,000 refugees through a network of local partners, volunteers and supporters. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ resettlement programming operates through a network of 13 partner offices to welcome refugees and assist with housing, employment training, language services, medical services, and more.
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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Partners in Welcome: