4 URGENT WAYS TO SUPPORT REFUGEES NOW!:
1) U.S. REFUGEE ARRIVALS THIS FISCAL YEAR ARE STAGGERINGLY LOW!
March 31st marked the half-year mark in the refugee resettlement year, yet still
11,200 refugees were resettled by mid-April,
despite more refugees in the world now than ever before!
Hundreds of faith leaders & faith-based organizations signed letters urging the U.S. to demonstrate our commitment to refugee resettlement! Add your name, too!:
CALL & VISIT YOUR LEGISLATORS TO TELL THEM YOU SUPPORT REFUGEES!
movement. Share your support for refugees, and help spread the news that we must hold our nation accountable to continue to resettle refugees! O
ur national 45,000 admissions goal for fiscal year 2018 is
already the LOWEST annual goal in our nation's resettlement history
, at a time when there are over 22 million refugees worldwide! Please urge Congress to hold the administration accountable to resettle more refugees this year, and find resources to share with your congregation and legislators here:
ON APRIL 25th, THE SUPREME COURT DISCUSSED THE REFUGEE/ MUSLIM BAN #3, and is expected to release a decision by end of June.
Please hold their decision in prayer, and call and write your legislators now to say you hope for NO Muslim Ban Ever!
Disciples expressed deep commitment to refugee resettlement and resistance to a refugee ban, last summer's General Assembly Refugee Emergency Resolution. Please review it here and share with your churches!:
4) PLAN TO CELEBRATE REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT WELCOME SUNDAY ON JUNE 17TH, AND CELEBRATE WORLD REFUGEE DAY ON JUNE 20TH!
resources here, and keep checking back for new ones soon to come!:
For advocacy questions, contact:
Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 202-957-7826
RIM is a ministry of Disciples Home Missions