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Dec 20, 2011 | EDOT Staff

Young Adults Invited to Learn About Refugee Resettlement

Every year thousands of people flee their homelands to escape the threat of violence and persecution.  Their time in exile can be long – sometimes years or decades.  Sometimes, they have no hope of returning to their home country. Episcopal Migration Ministries is one of only nine agencies that work with the US Department of State to resettle refugees in communities across the United States.  As one of the largest ministries of the Episcopal Church, EMM is a statement to the world about Episcopalians’ commitment to welcome the stranger, shelter those in danger, and learn to be neighbors all over again.

Whether you’re interested in community engagement, international justice, or the politics of immigration, you are invited to join other young adults from across the Episcopal Church for a six-day immersion experience from March 25-30, 2012, to learn about refugee resettlement in our country, to see first hand how the Episcopal Church engages this worldwide issue of justice, to explore the faith basis for our work for justice, and to reflect on your own vocation as it interacts with this work.

Young adults (18-30 years old) from across the Episcopal Church and its networks are encouraged to apply. Applications are due January 15, 2012. Click here to read more and apply today:

For more information email Jason Sierra in the Office for Young Adult and Campus Ministries at the Episcopal Church Center. Call 646.316.0783 or visit on Facebook.