Posts Categorized: migration accompaniment ministry

Launching the Migration Mission Network

On March 19-27, Presbyterians from the U.S. joined with our sibling churches in Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico in San Salvador to launch a new PC(USA) migration mission network. U.S. participants came from local congregations, presbyteries, the Office of General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency to hear directly from our partners about migration… Read more »

Policies that Attack People on the Move

  Federal Level   Migration has been a hot topic in the media recently. As politicians debate ways to deter people from seeking asylum in the U.S., it is helpful to remember that both international and U.S. law recognize the right to flee one’s country and seek protection in a different country. This right is a… Read more »

An update from Zakarpatska Oblast

The mental health care facility in Zakarpatska Oblast (western Ukraine) accommodates male patients with chronic mental illness. The facility is currently home to 330 men and has about 200 employees including medical, technical and administrative staff. The residents of the facility receive long-term accommodation, medical treatment, rehabilitation, daily meals, hygiene and personal care, clothing, and… Read more »

Reflection from Zahony, Hungary

PDA’s Associate for Migration Accompaniment Ministries, Susan Krehbiel, is currently traveling as part of a PC(USA) delegation to Eastern Europe, meeting with partners responding to the war in Ukraine. Throughout this trip, she will share reflections as time allows.   We met Marina, an engineer, (not her real name) at an overnight shelter in Zahony,… Read more »

Restoring Asylum: Faith Community Calls for End to Asylum Transit Ban

You can take action here!   The Christmas celebrations have ended, the decorations are now packed away for another year (or 10 months), and we are all settling back into our normal routines. For some, however, there is no going back. Like the Magi who were warned to find a different route from which they… Read more »