Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Advocacy

Refugees/Immigration Policy

Refugees are people forced from their countries by war, civil conflict, political strife or gross human rights abuses. Most are women and children. Internally Displaced People (IDPs) remain in their countries, but are forced from their home area by internal conflicts. Immigrants come to this country in search of a better life for themselves and their families. As part of a worldwide Communion, we have neighbors everywhere. Whether through refugee resettlement, working with Episcopal Migration Ministries, parish outreach to immigrants, or advocacy on government refugee and immigration policies, the Episcopal Church helps give individuals and families a better life.

Working together for justice.

[10/19/2011]  Houston clergy, politicians gather for interfaith immigration prayer service
[9/19/2011]  Bishops, spouses hold prayer service at the Colombia-Ecuador border
[9/13/2011]  The Immigration Debate: Alabama Bishops Unite to Fight Tough New Law (VIDEO)
[8/18/2011]  Religious leaders file statements in court opposing Alabama immigration law
[8/8/2011]  Expressing themselves in a new land: Refugees learn English through visual and performing arts
[8/1/2011]  Alabama church leaders filed lawsuit to stop state's new immigration law
[7/21/2011]  Alabama diocese, others fight 'heinous' immigration law, climate of fear
[7/12/2011]  Alabama churches are leading fight against new state immigration law
[7/12/2011]  Virginia bishop, ecumenical leaders join senator on Capitol Hill to launch 'Dream Sabbath' campaign
[6/19/2011]  San Antonio celebrates World Refugee Day
[6/18/2011]  Garden plots tended by refugee families show ties to past, hope for future
[6/14/2011]  MASSACHUSETTS: Church makes impact through community mission, presiding bishop tells Episcopal City Mission
[5/16/2011]  Episcopal Migration Ministries celebrates a legacy of welcome at Tucson conference
[5/2/2011]  New wellness clinic to be dedicated in Naco, Sonora: Annual procession to take place
[4/27/2011]  Lawmakers, immigrants speak out at reform rally in California
[4/13/2011]  Central Texas religious leaders denounce pending immigration bills
[3/24/2011]  Sudanese refugees find faith in the future (video)
[3/23/2011]  We Are All Americans, but Not Enough of Us Know That
[3/15/2011]  Senate committee relaxes e-Verify requirement in immigration bill
[2/4/2011]  Washington activists condemn immigration raids, call upon faith communities to act
[2/1/2011]  What would Jesus do? Local faith leaders asked to see God in faces of immigrants


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