The Office of Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Office provides statistics, biographies, photos, background information, and other resources to media representatives reporting on the mission and ministries of The Episcopal Church

Episcopal Migration Ministries thanks Latter-day Saints for generous support, partnership

August 10, 2021
Office of Public Affairs

During the past five years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made cash and in-kind donations totaling more than $1 million to Episcopal Migration Ministries, impacting thousands of lives. This year’s gift was $297,000.

“We are deeply grateful and give thanks to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for their continued support and dedication to this life-saving program and vital ministry of the church,” said the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond The Episcopal Church.

The Latter-day Saints’ financial and in-kind support—which totals $1,157,680.48 since 2016—has allowed Episcopal Migration Ministries to offer grants to its affiliate partners to directly help refugee clients affected physically or economically by the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Episcopal Migration Ministries

Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church and is one of nine national agencies responsible for resettling refugees in the United States in partnership with the government. EMM has 12 affiliate offices in 10 states. In 2020, it helped resettle 1,121 individuals from 29 countries. In addition to its long-standing work in refugee resettlement ministry, EMM is The Episcopal Church’s convening place for collaboration, education, and information-sharing on migration.

To directly support EMM and its life-changing work, visit www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/give, or text “EMM” to 41444 (standard messaging and data may rates apply). 

# # #

The Episcopal Church welcomes all as it seeks to follow Jesus Christ into loving, liberating, and life-giving relationship with God, each other, and the earth. Embracing a legacy of inclusion, The Episcopal Church encourages the expression of leadership gifts by all peoples of the church. As a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, the third largest group of Christians in the world, The Episcopal Church includes 109 dioceses in 17 nations and territories, with about 1.8 million members. Learn more at episcopalchurch.org.

Contact
Amanda Skofstad

Public Affairs Officer

Visit us on Social Media