Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Resources for Welcoming Refugees

The following are additional resources on welcoming refugees, which correspond to our two-page election brief, "Welcoming Refugees in U.S. PolicyFind our entire series on Faithful Voting and Global Issues here.

See: The Urgent Crisis

Watch New Film: Refugee 
Friday, June 19, 6:60 PM EDT
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Short-listed for an Academy Award, Refugee is the story of a Syrian doctor who attempts to escape her war-ravaged homeland with her young daughter.  The online screening of this 23-minute film will arrive hot off its UNHCR premiere hosted by Angelina Jolie earlier in the day on Friday. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Syrian American actor Jay Abdo from the film. See the Film trailer.

"Meet a Missioner Monday"
Monday, June 22, 11 a.m. EDT Facebook and Youtube

Interview with Dee Dungy on advocating for refugees in East Africa, 

From UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR):

What is a Refugee
Figures at a Glance (2019 data)
Overview of Refugee Resettlement in the United States

Maryknoll Magazine, January/February 2020: "Refugees Left in Limbo: Catholic leaders object to government turning blind eye to people fleeing war, persecution and targeted violence," by Kathleen Kollman Birch, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

The Hill, Laura McCarter, "Refugees are not a drain on the economy or a threat to security," June 11, 2020

Judge: Catholic Teaching on Refugees

From the Vatican:

Pope Paul VI: Gaudiem et Spes ("The Church in the Modern World")

From Pope Francis:

Message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2020 (September 27)

Migrant and Refugee Section website

From the U.S. Conference of Catholic Biships:

Webinar: "Refugees in the Time of COVID-19," Wednesday, June 17, 2 p.m. EDT. Watch the recording

Justice for Immigrants Campaign: World Refugee Day Toolkit, featuring prayers, information on U.S. refugee resettlement, and tips for writing letters to the editor and engaging in advocacy. 

Act: Faithful citizenship

From the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns: Click here to urge your Members of Congress to revitalize U.S. support for refugees. 

Refugee Council USA Toolkit for World Refugee Day 2020: Find resources for education and advocacy, including tools for how to create your own World Refugee Day event or visit with a local elected official.