Hospitality is a time-honored tradition in the Episcopal Church. We welcome everyone to God’s table. Our history is one of welcoming anyone regardless of who they are or from where they come. I don’t know for sure, but I imagine that tradition was founded on Jesus’ command we hear in Matthew’s...
The “global refugee crisis” and the “humanitarian crisis” are terms that have become a popular topic in the media over the past few years. Although both groups of people have a lot in common, in the eyes of the federal government, there are huge disparities between the two.
Not since World War II has there been so many people seeking refuge, fleeing violence, poverty and instability in their home countries. The origins of Episcopal Migration Ministries’ affiliate network may be traced to EMM’s very beginnings.
Within the Episcopal Church, it is the Episcopal Migration Ministry (EMM) that helps to organize resettlement in situations where churches have partnered with other local resettlement agencies.
“Refugee” is a legal term used to define an individual who: “...owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such...
Armed with bags of sandwiches, Canon Malcolm Bradshaw, Anglican Senior Chaplain in the Athens, joins Captain Polis Pandelis of the Salvation Army and heads to a park close to Victoria Square where newly-arrived Afghan refugees have found temporary shelter in tents.
Seven hundred migrants feared dead in the Mediterranean after deadliest boat disaster ever. The news arrived to my iPhone as I was preparing dinner for three men, who’d survived a similar journey across the Mediterranean in 2011.
For the Rev. Sunny Hallanan and her parishioners at All Saints Episcopal Church in nearby Waterloo, Belgium, that question – “What if it were you?” – has been a constant reminder that those escaping conflict and persecution need to be treated with compassion and respect rather than suspicion and...