World Refugee Day 2022

June 20, is World Refugee Day.

UMCOR’s work with refugees began in the 1940’s and remains a strong focus today. Together with ecumenical partners, UMCOR’s work is rooted in the biblical mandate to welcome the stranger.

Join us in honoring the strength and resiliency of those forced to flee from home after civil unrest or natural disaster. Commit to support the four rights of migrants: the right to stay, the right to safe passage, the right to welcome and belonging, and the right to return.

Use the resources below as tools for awareness, education, action and advocacy:

Recent work

Downloadable bulletin insert

Reflective poems

Interactive map

Additional resources

Additional Resources


Church World Service –

          Advocacy –

          Resettlement Offices –

General Board of Church & Society –

International Organization for Migration –

Publications –

National Justice for Our Neighbors –



The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez by Aaron Bobro-Strain

This Land is Our Land by Suketu Mehta

Immigration and the Bible by Joan Maruskin

Recent work

Download the 2-page informational bulletin insert

Listen to a set of poems and prayers on the topic of migration written and narrated by the Rev. Jack Amick, UMCOR’s director of Global Migration.

Text versions are available here.

U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement – interactive map of resources and contacts by state