Episcopal Migration Ministries will host a live webcast discussion, One United People: A Dialogue on Refugee Resettlement and Faithful Welcome, Sept. 14. A panel of refugee resettlement practitioners, congregational leaders, and recently arrived refugees will discuss ways in which Episcopalians and faith communities around the United States welcome refugees.

Originating from the Episcopal Church Center, the 90-minute free webcast begins at 2 p.m. Eastern. Access to the webcast is available here. Questions may be sent during the discussion to TECQ&A@episcopalchurch.org. The webcast will be available for viewing afterward here.

Refugee resettlement is a lifesaving option for millions of refugees who have had to flee violence and persecution. The Episcopal Migration Ministries webcast discussion will demonstrate the Episcopal Church’s engagement in refugee resettlement in this country, and how resettlement enriches individuals, congregations, and communities.

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United Nations Summit

One United People: A Dialogue on Refugee Resettlement and Faithful Welcome will meet in advance of the Sept. 19 United Nations General Assembly Summit to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. As the world faces the largest refugee crisis since World War II, the international community will gather at the U.N. General Assembly summit to adopt a political declaration. Resettlement is identified in the declaration as one aspect of a successful response to these movements.

Episcopal Church staff attending the summit on behalf of Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry include Demetrio Alvero, deputy director of Episcopal Migration Ministries; Lacy Broemel, refugee and immigration policy analyst; Allison Duvall, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ manager for church relations and engagement; and Lynnaia Main, global relations officer.

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