February 27, 2017
[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 a...
February 6, 2017
[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 recent “Sanctuary Diocese” resolution....
February 3, 2017
[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. “I ask President Trump to continue the powerful work of our refugee resettlement program without interruption, recognizing...
February 2, 2017
[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!'”
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Do you know what it feels like to be rejected – not for anything you’ve done, but because of fear of your skin color, religious faith, orientation or...
February 1, 2017
[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 didn’t visit me. Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and didn’t do...
[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 and features of this order, or to delve into the dubious motives and callous disregard behind it, as these have...