UCC Refugee Justice Sunday #UCCRefugeeJustice
June 18, 2017
PROTECT WELCOME, RESTORE HOPE
Refugees are forced to flee their country of nationality as they are under threat and it is not safe for them to remain. We are accompanying our refugee neighbors, both in the United States and around the world, as they seek safety and security. We are promoting welcome. Get your congregation involved.
Register your congregation’s participation on this map.
Display solidarity with refugees and immigrants. The banners can be downloaded here and printed by your local printer.
Follow the lead of UCC Youth “Hope for Tomorrow” video for Syrian refugee support by former refugee youth, Esther Ngemba.
Share information & best practices – “Refugee Accompaniment E-newsletter” sign-up.
Build relationships with local refugees resettling in the USA. Locate a resettlement office near you. The UCC is part of thirty-four CWS refugee and immigration offices are spread across 21 different states or help resettle through other resettlement networks.
Call local, state and national policy-makers with messages of refugee and immigrant support. Here’s how. Numbers matter.
Invite local media to your worship or welcome event to honor the journeys of refugees and immigrants.
Recognize your long-term & strategic impact through Global Ministries partners.
Use this display at your next congregational or conference meeting (link coming soon).
Act and support in the midst of Refugee Emergencies.
Use your everyday leverage. Sign-On to advocacy letters as Educators, Business People, Faith Leaders, and/or members of the Medical Community. Receive up-dates in Refugee Accompaniment E-newsletter.
Strengthen LGBTI Refugee Support such as CWS Safe Space program.
Engage UCC Refugee Justice Sunday (#UCCRefugeeJustice) as part of the larger community of faith: as the United Church of Christ-Christian Church/Disciples of Christ Ecumenical Partnership, as members of Church World Service and the National Council of Churches (#greateras1), and in full communion with the United Church of Canada (#uccwithrefugees).