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

recent work

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

interactive map

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

additional resources



  • 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