Refugee Ministries




One Great Hour of Sharing enables the on-going work of Church World Service in refugee and immigration work within the United States and around the world.


More than 15.5 million people around the world are refugees – uprooted from their countries by persecution and armed conflict.  Internally displaced persons within their own nations from similar circumstances increase that number exponentially. Migration and immigration are among the biggest issues for the global population in the twenty-first century.


 Through OGHS, refugees who resettle to the United States are received with dignity and adequate support and refugees worldwide are protected and assisted.


 Through OGHS, refugees, entrants and other immigrants to the United States receive resettlement services, legal counsel and spiritual care. Immigration Legal Services help immigrants and refugees who meet the requirements apply for U.S. citizenship, or an eligible DREAMer apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The Religious Services Program of Church World Service provides immigration detainees in federally operated facilities with spiritual care for in their own faith traditions.


Long-term (Partners in Service) volunteers and Global Ministries missionaries and global mission interns build the capacity of organizations within the United States and with global partner churches and organizations to engage in refugee and immigration ministry.  Apply today to serve within the United States or to serve globally.


Through OGHS, action is taken to advocate for public policies in the United States and around the world that are fair and help reinforce welcome both immigrants and refugees.  Justice and Witness Ministries of the UCC national setting supports immigration justice actions. 
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Through OGHS, refugees and other forcibly displaced persons around the world gain access to essential services, protection and durable solutions. UCC/Disciples Global Ministries partner churches and organizations work on-the-ground with refugees and internally displaced persons in their regions.  CWS reaches hundreds of thousands of forcibly displaced persons each year, helping them lead safe, healthy, dignified and productive lives wherever they are, while assisting the most vulnerable refugees to apply for third-country resettlement. 
Action of Churches Together (ACT Alliance)
responds to emergency situations where peoples have been forcibly displaced.