Sponsor a Refugee

Can your congregation sponsor a refugee who urgently needs to be resettled in Canada? 

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.

In all parts of the world, desperate refugees remain. For some, sponsorship is the only solution. Does your community have the resources (human and financial) to give a refugee a home? When we help protect one refugee from persecution, death, or wasted years in a refugee camp, we save the world for that one person—and just maybe for ourselves too. 

Published on: 
June 20, 2018

Today, June 20, is World Refugee Day, and there are events scheduled in many different locations in Canada.

I wonder if those who began World Refugee Day could have imagined the state of our world today. They must have been people of foresight who did have some sense of what lay ahead for our world, and wanted to shape a better future.

Europe is in turmoil as people migrate (or try to migrate) from places of violence and danger to countries seen as peaceful. The words...

Published on: 
June 18, 2018

World Refugee Day on June 20 is a call for communities around the world to work toward peace and security for all, remembering especially the millions of people who are displaced or forcibility uprooted from their homes.

Is your community of faith ready to help displaced people as they seek to rebuild their lives? Learn more about sponsoring a refugee.

I have worked with refugees, both as a volunteer and as the Refugee Resource Person...