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Presiding Bishop presents 2015 World Refugee Day message

first_imgPresiding Bishop presents 2015 World Refugee Day message Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “The world too often wants to close its borders, board up its front doors, and drown out the cries of the hungry and unsheltered,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori states in her 2015 World Refugee Day message. “We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and when we’re reflective, we remember that our own wellbeing depends on the safety of others.”World Refugee Day is June 20, and in her message, the Presiding Bishop also heralds the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries for its resettlement efforts.The following is Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori’s message.World Refugee Day 2015Human beings have been pushed out of their homes for millennia because of conflict, disaster, and oppression.  Abraham and Sarah began as migrants and their descendants became refugees:‘A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few in number…When the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us…the Lord brought us out of Egypt… into this place and gave us this land… flowing with milk and honey.”[1]Their descendants became a blessing to Egypt, until they found themselves oppressed, and fled for their lives.  As a child, Jesus and his family were refugees in the other direction, fleeing the violence of Roman rule in the land of Israel, and seeking shelter in Egypt.[2]Today there are more refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people than at any time since the end of World War II.  More than 51 million people around the world live in mortal peril, fear, and uncertainty.  As descendants of those wandering Arameans, whose ancestors fled slavery in Egypt, we are charged to care for the sojourner.  Loving neighbors as ourselves is foundational to our lives of faith.The world too often wants to close its borders, board up its front doors, and drown out the cries of the hungry and unsheltered.  We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and when we’re reflective, we remember that our own wellbeing depends on the safety of others.  If some live in want and insecurity, violence usually results.  We have only to look around us – and recognize that the violence comes as often from those who supposedly live in safety as from those who lack any resource or recourse.  If we want peace, we must care for those who are fleeing violence – and pray for its perpetrators.  We are made in the image of God, and we are created to live in peace.As we mark World Refugee Day, consider how to become aware and involved:Learn about today’s large-scale migrations – from Africa across the Mediterranean; out of parts of Southeast Asia; out of the conflict-ridden Middle East; from Burundi into surrounding nations; the refugees from gang wars in Latin America; and in so many other places of strife and disaster and discrimination.Pray for those who live in refugee camps, detention centers, and immigration limbo.Look for ways to become involved personally and through your congregation.Join in the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries, celebrating 75 years of helping to resettle refugees in the United States.  Contribute your finances, advocacy, and personal involvement.  Last year Episcopal Migration Ministries resettled over 5000 people from 32 different nations.Become an advocate for migrants, who struggle to be heard, who are often unseen or ostracized.  Join with others to advocate for immigration and asylum policies that seek justice for all sorts and conditions of displaced people.Work for peace in your own neighborhood and across the world – relationships that span differences here can undergird peacebuilding initiatives elsewhere.Refugees and migrants become strong members of local communities, and a blessing to their neighbors.  Will we be an equal blessing to them, will we seek their equal dignity, and answer their need with compassion?The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Refugees Migration & Resettlement, Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA World Refugee Day Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab [2] Matthew 2:13-15Episcopal Migration MinistriesEpiscopal Migration Ministries is the refugee resettlement program of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. Each year the Missionary Society works in partnership with its affiliate network, along with dioceses, faith communities and volunteers, to welcome refugees from conflict zones across the globe. [1] Cf. Deuteronomy 26:5-9 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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LIT students saddened by tragic loss

first_imgTwitter Advertisement Print Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Andrew Carey Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] Institute of technology president Dr Maria Hineflaar has said that the thoughts and prayers of everyone associated with LIT are with the family of Steven Kavanagh following his death.“We are all deeply saddened by his tragic passing. In his role as the LIT Students Union Vice President Steven left an indelible mark on this institute and will be remembered with great fondness.“LIT had actively supported the Garda-led search operation for Steven and we wish to thank all who gave their time so generously since March 6th last when Steven was reported missing. “We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends on their tragic loss.LIT is providing support to students and staff at this difficult time and has asked students to be aware of the 24 hour emotional support available from the Samaritans. Free-call 116123. WhatsApp TAGSLITmissingMusic Limericksteven kavanagh Linkedincenter_img #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ NewsLIT students saddened by tragic lossBy Staff Reporter – March 24, 2014 588 International Women’s Day LIT Facebook Email Previous articleBody of LIT student found after 19 day searchNext articleLimerick man Kearns claims five medals in Kung Fu Worlds Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img read more