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:

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A ministry of prayer and presence in the Middle East

As human attempts to stop the war in Gaza continue, Palestinians ask Christians to pray, believing that God will find a way forward even when the path is not clear.

Mexican Methodists offer hospitality to migrants opens a new window

As the number of migrants passing through Apaxco, Mexico, increases, Mexican Methodists offer food, shelter and hope to weary families with support from UMCOR.

Applications open for 2024 Mustard Seed Migration Grant program 

ATLANTA – United Methodist churches in the U.S. will have the opportunity to help immigrants, migrants and refugees living in their local communities again in…

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

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
Support UMCOR’s work with global migrants and refugees.