Global Hope Webinars

Afghan Resettlement Check-in/Boundary Training

February 10, 2022, 4pm-5:30pm ET

We will provide an opportunity for churches that are engaged in Afghan sponsorship to check in and share resources with each other. This meeting will also offer a 20-25 minute boundary training to help churches orient priority goals and challenges that may be occurring; for example, how to approach hesitancy to find a job, or asking for things that may be beyond the scope of your church’s commitment to offer. Link is here:

Monthly Trauma Informed Care Reflection Meeting: “Safe Requests for Storytelling with Vulnerable Persons,

February 10, 2022, 4pm-5:30pm ET

Rev. Noel Andersen, Director of Community Organizing for Church World Service. Rev. Andersen will provide a presentation on how to safely discern if and how to ask a person who has experienced trauma to speak out their experience, both one on one and publicly. A Taize meditation will be offered after the presentation for participants to practice internalizing the topic introduced. Link to meeting here:

How to Help You Sponsored Family with their 1st Ramadan in a New Country

Wednesdays in March, 7pm-8pm ET

We will be hosting a 4-week series on Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic Calendar that is set to begin April 2, 2022. Many churches who are hosting Afghan families and other Middle East-African refugees will need some training and awareness around Ramadan. These workshops will create space for churches to prepare for behavioral changes in their sponsored families, connections to local mosques, sensitivity to trauma incurred by the first major holiday in a foreign land that doesn’t recognize the holiday, etc., will be essential for maintaining a good relationship with sponsored families as well as increasing the sponsored families’ ability to integrate successfully into their communities. Link to meeting here:

Church World Service “Together We Welcome” Conference

March 4-6, 2022

Church World Service “Together We Welcome” Conference. The UCC is a sponsored donor and participating in organizing the event. Register here: Together We Welcome Faith Leader’s Conference 2021 – CWS (