Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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World Refugee Day 2020

World Refugee Day 2020 will be celebrated on Saturday, June 20. Join us for a webinar on Friday, June 19, on U.S. refugee policy.  Explore other resources for prayer, study, and action below. 

Faithful Voting and Global Concerns

Webinar: "Welcoming Refugees in U.S. Policy," Friday, June 19, 12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT. Watch the recording here.

Two page issue brief: "Welcoming Refugees in U.S. Policy

Other Maryknoll Events

Maryknoll Lay Missioners:

  1. "Meet a Missioner Monday" interview with Heidi Cerneka, immigration attorney in El Paso, Texas, June 15. Watch the recording on Youtube
  2. "Meet a Missioner Monday" interview with Dee Dungy on advocating for refugees in East Africa, June 22. Watch the recording on Youtube

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers:

  1. Mission Engagement Webinar: "Praying as we Journey With Refugees," on June 17. Watch the recording here. Join us for this virtual prayer service for and with refugees around the world: global solidarity is needed now more than ever. We will pray with, reflect upon, and learn from Scripture, stories from Refugee camps, and each other. 

Learn about Refugees

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Webinar: "Refugees in the Time of COVID-19," June 17. Link to recording coming soon! Download the print version of the slideshow

U.S. Conference for Catholic Bishops' 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. 

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

Pray for Refugees

From the USCCB "World Refugee Day 2020 Toolkit:"

Take Action

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. 

Click here to urge your Members of Congress to revitalize U.S. support for refugees.