Around the world, over 80 million people have no place to call home. Persecution and terror have forced these refugees and internally displaced persons to flee, leaving everything behind. They have lost family members, friends, possessions and the familiar places of their homeland.
Displaced people all over the world are at heightened risk as the coronavirus pandemic spreads. Countries have tightened their borders, this has restricted the refugee resettlements. Displaced people are potentially at increased risk of contracting diseases, including COVID-19, because they live in overcrowded conditions without access to basic sanitation.
We invite you to participate in remembering those who are persecuted and oppressed around the world. In the current COVID climate, it will be difficult to physically gather for Refugee Sunday events. We suggest you use this time of social distancing for our individual prayer, reflection and response.
Click below for a free refugee prayer guide or get your printed copy before and after services the weekend of June 12th and 13th.