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Episcopal Migration Ministries

About EMM

Refugees are ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, fleeing persecution, oppression and war. EMM's principal work is resettling refugees in the United States. We partner with local faith groups and community organizations to help refugees rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient in their new surroundings.

We support our affiliates in providing an array of services to the uprooted. And we join our Episcopal Church colleagues and national partners to advocate for justice on behalf of the most vulnerable among us.

We seek for every human being the dignity that is the birthright of all.

Refugee Resettlement
In 2010, EMM resettled nearly 5,000 refugees in communities around the United States. Our network of affiliate offices, faith groups, and volunteers helps us extend hospitality to the stranger in our midst.

Message from the Presiding Bishop
“I continue to be reminded that Jesus and his family were refugees in Egypt. Will we recognize him when he wanders into our midst?” says Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. She issues this challenge to us: “Our duty to love and care for [refugees and immigrants] is urgent.”

Our History
For more than 70 years, the Episcopal Church has provided a way for Episcopalians - and people of many faiths - to offer assistance and hospitality to the uprooted.

Refugees and immigrants are often voiceless and invisible to those in power. We affirm the work of our colleagues in the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations, which advocates on behalf of the uprooted in the U.S. and abroad.

Learn More
Want more information about the people EMM is helping, their journey to safety in the U.S., and ways that you can help? Click here.

You can contact Episcopal Migration Ministries by emailing emm@episcopalchurch.org, or by using the address or phone number at the bottom of this page.


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ECCC Annual Conference
1/22/2012  - 1/27/2012    - Camp McDowell, AL

NAECED Annual Meeting and Tapestries Conference
2/2/2012  - 2/4/2012    - New Orleans, LA

Why Serve 2012
6/6/2012  - 6/10/2012    - Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA

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