JOURNEY TO A NEW HOME Understanding the International Resettlement Process
The U.S. resettlement program helps tens of thousands of refugees get a new start on life every year. Hear RefugeeOne’s executive director explain the global, multi-agency process that allows those fleeing war, terror, and persecution to gain refugee status and ultimately find a new home.
ALL GOD'S PEOPLE An Orientation to Middle Eastern, African, and Southeast Asian Refugees
Knowing more specifically where refugees come from helps to understand all they are adjusting to in the United States. Learn about the conflicts that are forcing people to flee, the languages refugees speak, the religions they practice, and the etiquette that is unique to their culture.
LIGHTING THE FIRE Engaging Your Whole Congregation
Getting your congregation involved in refugee ministry can be an extremely rewarding and community-building experience. Take home theological resources to help plan services around welcoming the stranger, get resources for engaging small groups of all kinds, and get tips on how to effectively raise money for refugee families.
SHARING THE BOUNTY Gathering the Goods
Refugees arrive in the U.S. with only the possessions they can carry. Help ensure they have what they need. Hear experts share their best practices to furnish apartments, round up welcome kits, and have volunteers at-the-ready when refugees arrive. Find out creative ways to gather new and gently used items for refugees.
MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS Mentoring Refugees
The best way refugees learn to integrate into American life is through the help of mentors. Learn best practices from experienced volunteers with stories and suggestions to prepare you for mentoring adults and children. Participate in activities that explore how to overcome the challenges and common pitfalls of mentoring.
WALK IN THEIR SHOES The Refugee Experience
Participate in simulation exercises and other activities to more deeply understand and empathize with refugees. See what it feels like to leave your home unexpectedly, to navigate the unknown, and to not speak the native language. Get resources to help bring these experiences back to your congregation to increase engagement.