More than 80 million people worldwide are forcibly displaced, the majority of whom are women and children, according to the World Evangelical Alliance. That's roughly 1 in every 113 people.
World Refugee Sunday is held annually on the Sundays before and after June 20 (UN 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 2022 are June 19 and 26, but you can hold World Refugee Sunday anytime.
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- World Renew and the Christian Reformed Church
- latest resources from the United Church of Canada
- Mennonite Central Committee
- LIFE JACKET is a powerful award-winning documentary that takes viewers on a journey to re-live some of the most traumatic times in refugees' lives as they survive war and then cross the Aegean Sea, trusting a simple lifejacket to keep them safe, hoping to reach a safer future but not knowing they will end up in Moria Camp. As the refugees plead for basic human rights including better living conditions and the opportunity for an education, the documentary urges the church to welcome and extend God’s love to the refugees.