Carefully watched by police, refugees and migrants wait to walk through the Hungarian town of Hegyeshalom on their way to the border where they will cross into Austria. Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants flowed through Hungary in 2015, on their way from Syria, Iraq and other countries to western Europe.

To more deeply reflect on the topic of migration, listen to this set of poems written and narrated by the Rev. Jack Amick, director of Global Migration, UMCOR.

Text versions are available here.

The Crowning of the Year


Silence After El Paso


Psalm of a Sanctuary Sleeper

Migrant Messiah

Mesías migrante

A Prayer for Suffering Children