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.
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.
Refugee and Immigration Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is among the signers of a letter from 850+ national, state, and local non-profit…Read more >
For those in the DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia (DMV) area, we invite you to show your support for Refugees and Immigrants by signing up…Read more >
Shaymaa and her family are two time refugees, from Iraq to Syria and from Syria to the United States. They are now rebuilding their lives…Read more >
For updates on Immigrant and Farm Worker rights check out the August RIM Wrap. Included in this newsletter are the following: – Community Navigators Training…Read more >