Posts Categorized: Refugee Ministry

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 »

A Faith Call To Solidarity

Advent means “arrival,” the season we await the coming of Jesus Christ into our midst. Bernard of Clairvaux, the twelfth century abbot and theologian, wrote that there are three Advents: there’s Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, the coming of Jesus at the end of the age, and the “middle” Advent, or the everyday arrival of Jesus… Read more »

Hope for the Holidays

As we enter into this Advent Season, we want to share resources to help you honor and welcome newcomers as part of your congregation’s observance of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.  Seeking Peace & Joy for All lifts up the many different holidays and holy days celebrated throughout the winter and highlights faith resources to support… Read more »

Survivor and Community Led Response in Ukraine

This story is written by Simon Chambers, Director of Communications at ACT Alliance. Survivor and community-led response (SCLR) is a methodology in humanitarian work which involves a close connection with the people and communities that are directly impacted by the humanitarian situation to find out what their most pressing needs are, and then working to… Read more »

Prayer to Remember the People of Afghanistan

O God of Justice, hear our prayer for the people of Afghanistan,             those who fled for refuge,             those left behind,             and those still seeking a way out. One year after the fall of Kabul, hundreds of thousands of your children have fled their homeland. Make your presence known amidst continued anguish of… Read more »

Distributed Grants for Refugee and Immigrant Advocacy

In April, PDA announced its annual grant opportunity for refugee- or immigrant-led organizations that focus on immigrant and refugee rights. Established in 2021, these awards go to support their public policy advocacy to connect their local and personal experiences with national dialogue and campaigns. For 2022, grants were awarded to these five organizations:   Led… Read more »

What more can we do this World Refugee Day?

As we approach World Refugee Day next Monday, June 20, 2022 we will continue to lift up ways you can act. Please encourage your Senators and Representatives to sign as cosponsors to their respective Resolutions in observance of World Refugee Day on June 20th. We need them to sign on this week! For the House of… Read more »

World Refugee Day 2022

As we approach another World Refugee Day on June 20th, we begin by noticing all that has changed since June 2021, including new refugee situations, government policies, and the care and support provided by governments, non-governmental organizations, and faith communities. This past year saw the largest recorded number of forcibly displaced persons and was also… Read more »

Mothers Are Living Embodiments of God’s Love

In anticipation of Mother’s Day, we hold up strong women from the Bible who trusted that God would deliver their children, even as they embarked on journeys not always of their own choosing. We remember Jochebed, who defied Pharoah’s edict to kill all newborn Hebrew boys by doing the only thing she could think of… Read more »