About 1 in every 113 people worldwide are forcibly displaced, the majority of whom are women and children, according to the World Evangelical Alliance.
World Refugee Sunday is held annually on the Sundays before and after June 20 (World Refugee Day) to remember this need and to participate in prayer and action, responding in practical ways to God’s call to "love the stranger as yourself."
New information, resources and useful links are available at the sites listed below. The dates for 2017 are June 18 and 25.
A 2017 media release from the WEA encourages churches to use the hashtags #WorldRefugeeSunday (for example, see on Twitter and Facebook) and #RefugeeHighway (for example, see on Twitter and Facebook) to share about their activities on social media and inspire others to join.