Can your congregation—on its own or in a collective—sponsor a refugee who urgently needs to be resettled in Canada? Download a flyer on refugee sponsorship [PDF: 2 pp/57 KB] or And You Also Welcomed Me [PDF: 72 pp/412 KB], the sponsorship handbook.
Compared to 1979, when the United Church signed its first Sponsorship Agreement, the movement of peoples is more severely restricted, within and between countries. Media attention spans one desperate situation and moves on to another. Our heads become crowded and close down after seeing too many dramatic images.
Can we still open our hearts to the plight of people fleeing imminent danger? In all parts of today's world, desperate refugees remain. For some, sponsorship is the only solution. Can you respond to one of them through sponsorship?
Does your community have the resources (human and financial) to give a refugee a home? Each one of us can save the world. When we help protect one refugee from persecution, death, or wasted years in a refugee camp, we do save the world for that one person, and just maybe for ourselves.