A statement from the director of Episcopal Migration Ministries

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] A Statement from the Director, Episcopal Migration Ministries The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson It is being widely reported that soon the President will issue an Executive Order that suspends the U.S. refugee resettlement program for a significant time, severely reduces the number of refugees who are […]

Presiding Bishop, other Episcopal leaders call on Trump to maintain refugee resettlement efforts

Church ‘shows the face of God through the care and compassion in that work’

[Episcopal News Service] The presiding bishop and the director of Episcopal Migration Ministries both spoke out Jan. 25 in anticipation of President Donald Trump’s actions on immigration. In addition, the Episcopal Public Policy Network issued a policy alert offering Episcopalians ways to become advocates on immigration and refugees. Those efforts came on a day when […]

Presiding Bishop: “I ask President Trump to continue the powerful work of our refugee resettlement program without interruption’

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has released the following statement. Mark 12:31: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Leviticus 19:34: “The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in […]

Episcopal Public Policy Network issues alert on anticipated Trump actions to place additional restrictions on refugees entering U. S.

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Numerous media outlets are reporting that President Trump plans to issue an Executive Order that would drastically reduce the number of refugees coming into the U.S. and place restrictions on refugees coming from particular countries. This would harm the U.S. refugee resettlement program, and cause immeasurable harm to thousands of refugees […]

El Obispo Primado y otros líderes episcopales piden a Trump mantener el reasentamiento de refugiados

La Iglesia “muestra el rostro de Dios a través del cuidado y la compasión en esa obra’

[Episcopal News Service] El Obispo Primado y el director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración hablaron el 25 de enero anticipándose a las decisiones del presidente Trump en materia de inmigración. Además, la Red Episcopal de Política Pública emitió una alerta política en que le brindaba a los episcopales medios de convertirse en promotores de la inmigración […]

Australia: Primate welcomes refugee resettlement plan

[Anglican Communion News Service] Hundreds of refugees held in Australian detention centers on the islands of Nauru and Manus could be resettled in the U.S. under plans announced yesterday by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier, primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, has welcomed the announcement but has called on the […]

La Jungle: The biggest ‘bidonville’ in France

[Episcopal News Service] Last December, I accompanied the dean of the Episcopal Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris, the Very Rev. Lucinda Laird, and a group of volunteers from the cathedral to go and visit the Calais migrants camp, known as “The Jungle.” Or the biggest bidonville in France. The word “bidonville” comes from […]

Europe: Rise of the right hampers care for refugees, bishops say

[Anglican Communion News Service] The rise of right-wing political movements across Europe is hampering efforts to provide a coherent approach to refugees across the European Union, two bishops have said. Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe Robert Innes and Suffragan Bishop in Europe David Hamid made their comments at the conclusion of a Diocese in Europe […]

Diocese in Europe hosts consultation on refugee crisis

[Anglican Communion News Service] A priest on the frontline of the Anglican church’s work with refugees in Europe has told a consultation in Cologne how he first became involved in this aspect of his ministry. “I was going to do the Wednesday service at St. Paul’s Church and passed through the central square in Athens,” the […]

Anglicans at forefront of global refugee crisis

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans around the world are continuing to serve on the frontline of assisting refugees and asylum seekers through a mixture of advocacy and practical care. Archbishop Philip Freier of the Anglican Church of Australia will hold a “public conversation” on the issue in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Oct. 12. Anglicans […]