Resources on Refugees

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Topical Study on Refugees As a child, he fled violence with his parents. As an adult, he confronted all who would listen: "Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me." Jesus was a refugee and challenges all those who would follow him to welcome refugees in his name. Refugee Prayer Element of Worship by Nicola Robinson https://worshipwords.co.uk/refugee-day-prayer-ruth-1-nicola-robinson-uk/ Element of Worship by Nicola Robinson Topics: Refugees , Prayer , Stranger , Hospitality Source: Worship Words Nicola Robinson offers a prayer for refugees, based on Ruth 1:1-5. "May we demonstrate compassion so that refugees and immigrants can be welcomed as treasured guests." Refugee Week Study Guide http://www.methodist.org.uk/prayer-and-worship/methodist-special-sundays/refugee-week Study Guide Topics: Refugees , Immigration Source: The Methodist Church in Britain This resource from the United Methodist Church in the United Kingdom also provides Bible passages, a Bible study and hymn suggestions. It’s unique in offering poems from several eras, each appropriate for using in worship or... Refugee Week Resources Article http://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/methodist-special-sundays/refugee-week/ Article Topics: Refugees , Immigration Source: The Methodist Church in Britain This refugee week guide provides many resources surrounding the theme of refugees. It includes a definitions for the words asylum seekers and refugees, a Bible Study on the word "stranger," song ideas, Bible readings, and poems. Laotian Refugees Start and Join Churches Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/laotian-refugees-start-and-join-churches Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Refugees , Ecumenism , Community , Reconciliation Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This article explores the stories of Laotian refugees and the Christians who befriended them, who are surprised at how God has joined together people and churches from different languages, religious assumptions, and life experiences. Refugee Children as the Rejected Christ-Child Sermon (Complete) by Ronald Rolheiser http://liturgy.slu.edu/2OrdB011418/reflections_rolheiser.html Sermon (Complete) by Ronald Rolheiser Topics: Refugees , Christmas , Bethlehem , Jesus Source: The Sunday Website Explaining that Jesus is presented in the gospels as a marginal outsider to the world, this Christmas sermon by Ron Rolheiser on Luke 2:1-20 presents homeless refugee children as the Christ-Child today. Meeting the Needs of Refugees and Immigrants Practical How-To by Helen Abdali Soosan Fagan https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/practical-guide-meeting-needs-refugees-and-immigrants Practical How-To by Helen Abdali Soosan Fagan Topics: Refugees , Immigration , Justice , Compassion Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling A practical guide by Helen Abdali Soosan Fagan for churches sponsoring immigrant or refugee families. Fagan describes the challenges these families face at particular stages of acclimation and give concrete advice for lessening culture shock. Pope Francis Focuses on Refugees during Holy Week Image by Religion and Ethics http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/headlines/pope-francis-focuses-refugees-holy-week/ Image by Religion and Ethics Topics: Refugees , Palm Sunday , Pope Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly An image of Pope Francis' symbolic Palm Sunday actions of kissing the feet of oppressed refugees and urging the world not to be indifferent to the desperate situations that refugees face. refugees (a top-to-bottom-to-top poem) Image by Brian Bilston http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/162070275855/refugees-a-top-to-bottom-to-top-poem Image by Brian Bilston Topics: Refugees , Belonging , Home , World Source: Global Worship A poem about refugees by Brian Bilston. When read from top to bottom, it conveys a message of hatred and fear; from bottom to top, it says just the opposite. World Refugee Day Element of Worship https://worshipwords.co.uk/20-june-world-refugee-day/ Element of Worship Topics: Refugees , Worship Planning Source: Worship Words This worship planning resource introduces World Refugee Day, and offers several sample resources from the Progressive Christian perspective. A Practical Guide to Meeting the Needs of Refugees and Immigrants—Part One Article by Helen Abdali Soosan Fagan https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/practical-guide-meeting-needs-refugees-and-immigrants-E28093-part-one Article by Helen Abdali Soosan Fagan Topics: Refugees , Immigration , Care , Ministry Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling A multiple part series about supporting immigrants and refugees. Part one focuses on providing support in the critical first few weeks after arrival. ‘Refugee’ song by Moira Smiley Song/Hymn by Moira Smiley http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/174966411025/refugee-song-by-moira-smiley Song/Hymn by Moira Smiley Topics: Refugees , Perseverance , Beauty , Power Source: Global Worship Audio/video of the song "Refugee" by Moira Smiley, based on her experience at a refugee camp. Worship Resources for Refugee Justice Element of Worship by Danielle Steenwyk-Rowaan http://dojustice.crcna.org/article/worship-resources-refugee-justice Element of Worship by Danielle Steenwyk-Rowaan Topics: Refugees , Prayer , Justice Source: Do Justice (CRCNA) An opening prayer, call to worship, prayer of confession, and affirmation of faith for a service around themes of justice and refugee advocacy. Full Text Hymns on Refugees When Jesus Was A RefugeePD
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The God of Justice Cares for Refugees Sermon Starter/Outline by Joel LeMon https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/second-sunday-after-epiphany-3/commentary-on-psalm-365-10-3 Sermon Starter/Outline by Joel LeMon Topics: Refugees , God's oneness , Persons , Justice Source: Working Preacher The God of justice cares for refugees. Praying this psalm helps us stand in solidarity with all those seeking refuge and compels us to participate in God’s works of justice and righteousness throughout the world. Who Belongs? – Kingdom Refugees Responding to a Refugee Crisis Article by Nicole Watts https://www.missioalliance.org/who-belongs-kingdom-refugees-responding-to-a-refugee-crisis/ Article by Nicole Watts Topics: Refugees , Hospitality , Humanism , Kingdom of God Source: Missio Alliance Reflecting her encounter with a refugee family, Nicole Watts invites Christians to take up our role to care for refugees and to see them for who they are: kindred humans. Includes a video on National Refugee... Discarded life jackets used by artists to raise awareness of refugee crisis Image by Victoria Emily Jones https://artandtheology.org/2016/03/06/discarded-life-jackets-used-by-artists-to-raise-awareness-of-refugee-crisis/ Image by Victoria Emily Jones Topics: Refugees , Injustice , Immigration , Foreigner Source: Art & Theology This blog post by Victoria Emily Jones features artworks made by several artists using the life jackets that were worn and discarded by refugees to raise awareness of refugee crisis. Were Jesus, Mary and Joseph refugees? Yes. Article by James Martin https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2017/12/27/were-jesus-mary-and-joseph-refugees-yes Article by James Martin Topics: Persecution , Herod , Immigration , Stranger Source: America: The Jesuit Review James Martin, analyzing Matthew 2:12-15, argues that the Holy Family, forced to flee their homeland for fear of persecution, fits the modern-day definition of a refugee, and their plight calls Christians to care for refugees today. Prayers for Refugees & Migrants Image by Samuel Wells http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/128795215065/prayers-for-refugees-migrants Image by Samuel Wells Topics: Refugees , Hope , Prayer , Mercy Source: Global Worship This resource presents four prayers for the safety of refugees, a responsive reading prayer for sufferers of warfare, Isaac Fanous's artwork depicting Christ's "Flight to Egypt," and Robert Lentz's icon depicting Christ as a refugee. Without welcoming refugees, there is no Christian faith Sermon Starter/Outline by Zack Hunt https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6493/without-welcoming-refugees-there-is-no-christian-faith Sermon Starter/Outline by Zack Hunt Topics: Refugees , Faith , Family , Fear Source: Ministry Matters Zack Hunt gives an extensive scriptural account of why "being anti-refugee is antithetical to the Christian faith at the most fundamental level." ‘Refugees: La Sagrada Familia’ Image by Kelly Latimore http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/174922996955/refugees-la-sagrada-familia-painting Image by Kelly Latimore Topics: Refugees , Immigration , Family , Jesus Source: Global Worship Icon by Kelly Latimore, a painting "Refugees: La Sagrada Familia," acrylic and gold leaf on wood panel, 16 x 14 inches. Prayer for Refugees Element of Worship by Marla J. Feldman https://worshipwords.co.uk/prayer-for-refugees-marla-feldman-usa/ Element of Worship by Marla J. Feldman Topics: Refugees , Justice , Freedom , Change Source: Worship Words This worship resource features a prayer for refugees written by Marla Feldman. It prays that one day bondage will lead to freedom, indifference to mercy, hatred to compassion, and fear to hope.