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 suggested dates for 2018 were June 17 and 24, but you can hold World Refugee Sunday anytime.
- World Evangelical Alliance / Refugee Highway Partnership at RefugeeHighway.net (includes materials in Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Romanian, Spanish and Tamil)
- Recommended social media hashtags #WorldRefugeeSunday (for example, see on Twitter and Facebook) and #RefugeeHighway (for example, see on Twitter and Facebook) to share about your activities and inspire others to join
- Media release from the World Evangelical Alliance
- Possible specific prayer point: Rohingya refugees
- Resources produced by specific denominations but useful for all are available from World Renew/Christian Reformed (toolkit, litany/digital slides) and Mennonite Central Committee (liturgy/digital slides/worship resources). To suggest additional resources for sharing, email us.