RIM HospitalityRefugee Hospitality Kits

  • Disciples of Christ churches have resettled over 43,000 refugees since WWII
  • There are over 21 million refugees in the world; over 50% are in Asia, with 28% in Africa; 1/2 are kids
  • Churches within 50 miles of an affiliate CWS office can sponsor; all others can help!!
  • Of the nearly 85,000 refugees who arrived in the US last year, less than 1/2 were invited into a US home during their first year! LET’S CHANGE THAT!!

You can help by responding to the call to offer welcome to refugees by gathering “Refugee Hospitality Kits.” The kits offer suggested groupings of bedding, bath, kitchen, and school items that help meet essential needs of newly arriving refugees.

HELP MEET URGENT REFUGEE EMERGENCY NEEDS IN 2016!!

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is requested to resettle 8% of ALL refugees who enter thru Church World Service offices, and Disciples have assisted in resettling more than 40,000 refugees through Church World Service since the end of World War II.  To do that, we partner with our 34 CWS refugee affiliate offices all around the U.S. and Disciples have especially worked recently with refugees cultures from Iraq, Burma, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bhutan, Syria, and the Congo.

Due to multiple refugee crises in the world, we anticipate increasing refugee arrivals throughout 2016.

CAN YOUR CHURCH HELP MEET THESE EMERGENCY REFUGEE NEEDS? See how by viewing the 2016 Refugee Emergency Needs Alert.

Find out how you can become a welcoming church.


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