Webinar on welcoming refugees slated for March 8

'Love in Action: Episcopal Churches Welcome Refugees'

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Migration Ministries is hosting a one-hour free webinar, Love in Action: Episcopal Churches Welcome Refugees, on Wednesday, March 8 at 4 p.m. Eastern (3 p.m. Central/2 p.m. Mountain/1 p.m. Pacific/noon Alaska/11 a.m. Hawaii). Participants will learn about community efforts born out of Episcopal congregations to create […]

Episcopalians in Baltimore ‘walk in prayer’ for refugees

[Diocese of Maryland] For many of the more than 300 people who marched through downtown Baltimore on Feb. 4 to support refugees, the issues at play are not personal. But for Amer Omar, 22, the issues are real and painful. When he describes the day in 2009 when the police stormed into his family’s home in […]

Solidarity & sanctuary

[Diocese of Los Angeles] Matthew 25 makes it clear in the words of Jesus: “I was a stranger, and you welcomed me.” This is the spirit in which the Diocese of Los Angeles faithfully continues its outreach and advocacy on behalf of refugees and immigrants, working ecumenically through our IRIS program and also Diocesan Convention’s […]

Statement from East Tennessee Bishop George D. Young, III: Refugees, Citizenship, and Action

[Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee] Our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry said that refugee resettlement work is a ministry that the Episcopal Church and other churches and faith-based organizations cherish. “The work of Episcopal Migration Ministries is God’s work, and we show the face of God through the care and compassion in that work,” Curry said. […]

March for Refugees: Pray, Act and Walk

A statement from Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton

[Episcopal Diocese of Maryland] March for Refugees: Pray, Act and Walk February 1, 2017 “Cursed is the one who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the widow. Then all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’” Deuteronomy 27:19 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Do you know what it feels like to be rejected – not for […]

Episcopal Church expands its stand with refugees, immigrants and the undocumented

Country-wide groundswell of moral, sacred resistance expands

[Episcopal News Service] Even before President Donald Trump upended a major part of U.S. immigration policy, many Episcopalians were recommitting to support refugees and finding new ways to extend their advocacy. And those efforts are expanding. The Diocese of Los Angeles overwhelmingly approved sanctuary status in early December after an impassioned plea by the Rev. […]

La Iglesia Episcopal expandirá su solidaridad con refugiados, inmigrantes e indocumentados

Se expande por todo el país la oleada de resistencia moral y sagrada

[Episcopal News Service] Aun antes de que el presidente Donald Trump suspendiera una parte importante de la política migratoria de EE.UU., muchos episcopales estaban comprometiéndose de nuevo a apoyar a los refugiados y a encontrar nuevas vías de extender su labor de promoción social. Y esos empeños se están expandiendo. La Diócesis de Los Ángeles aprobó por […]

Northern Indiana: ‘I Was a Stranger and You Didn’t Welcome Me’

 [Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana]  “I was hungry and you didn’t give me food to eat. I was thirsty and you didn’t give me anything to drink. I was a stranger and you didn’t welcome me. I was naked and you didn’t give me clothes to wear. I was sick and in prison, and you […]

Michigan: Statement on President Trump’s executive order regarding refugees, travel from seven majority-Muslim countries

[Episcopal Diocese of Michigan] President Trump’s order to ban all refugees and travel from seven majority-Muslim countries is facing significant legal challenges and vehement public opposition. We believe his actions to be unjust, unconstitutional and out of sync with basic human respect. However, it is not our intention to draw attention to the particular flaws […]

Massachusetts bishops join church leaders opposing refugee restriction

[Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts] Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, together with Bishop Douglas J. Fisher of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, have signed a joint letter from 17 church leaders, issued today by the Massachusetts Council of Churches, opposing the White House executive action […]