Episcopal churches issue statement ‘of shared values about immigration and refugees’; encourage others to sign

[Church of the Heavenly Rest] Episcopal clergy are invited to sign a statement “of shared values about immigration and refugees.” More than 50 clergy members have signed as of March 15. Perfect Love Casts Out Fear A Statement of Shared Values about Immigration & Refugees Scripture and tradition call us to welcome the immigrant and the […]

Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries responds to judges’ actions to block Trump’s travel ban

[Episcopal Migration Ministries] The Rev. E. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, issued the following statement in response to two federal judges’ actions to block President Donald Trump’s travel ban limiting entry to people from six Muslim countries:  On behalf of Episcopal Migration Ministries, I give thanks that the courts have once again acted in defense […]

Episcopal, Lutheran leaders in the U.S. and Canada issue Ash Wednesday message on refugees

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joined March 1 with Anglican and Lutheran leaders in North America in issuing an Ash Wednesday message titled “Remember the Refugees and Migrants.” Curry joined Anglican Church of Canada Primate Fred Hiltz, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton and Evangelical Lutheran Church […]

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 […]

Olympia diocese welcomes refugees, sues to keep resettlement efforts alive

[Episcopal News Service] The federal appeals court ruling Feb. 9 that blocked reinstatement of the Trump administration’s temporary ban on refugee admissions was welcomed by Episcopal Church leaders in Washington, where the Diocese of Olympia is pursuing a separate lawsuit against the president’s executive order. The diocese helps coordinate the resettlement of 190 refugees each […]