Written and narrated by the Rev. Jack Amick, UMCOR’s director of Global Migration
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:
Multimillion-dollar funding will benefit displaced persons and refugees in Poland, Romania and Ukraine.
Caring for refugees from Ukraine who crossed into neighboring countries is the latest chapter of an UMCOR-CWS partnership that began in the mid-1940s.
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- Church World Service – https://cwsglobal.org
- Advocacy – https://cwsglobal.org/our-work/advocacy
- Resettlement Offices – https://cwsglobal.org/learn/refugees-and-immigrants/us-refugee-protection-and-resettlement/refugee-and-immigrant-offices
- General Board of Church & Society – https://www.umcjustice.org/what-we-care-about/civil-and-human-rights/global-migration
- International Organization for Migration – https://www.iom.int
- Publications – https://publications.iom.int
- National Justice for Our Neighbors – https://njfon.orgUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/teaching-about-refugees.html
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