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Refugee Sunday Worship Resources This resource provides litanies, Bible passages and hymns for “Refugee Sunday” or other refugee awareness events. It includes a few prayers especially suitable for children. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Episcopal Church Refugee Week 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... Resource type: Study Guide Source: methodist.org.uk Laotian Refugees Start and Join Churches 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. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Joan Huyser-Honig Pope Francis Focuses on Refugees during Holy Week 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. Resource type: Image Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Author: Religion and Ethics Refugee Week Resources 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. Resource type: Article Source: methodist.org.uk Refugee Children as the Rejected Christ-Child 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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: The Sunday Website Author: Ron Rolheiser Meeting the Needs of Refugees and Immigrants 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. Resource type: Practical How-To Source: The High Calling Author: Helen Abdali Soosan Fagan A Practical Guide to Meeting the Needs of Refugees and Immigrants – Part One A multiple part series about supporting immigrants and refugees. Part one focuses on providing support in the critical first few weeks after arrival. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Helen Abdali Soosan Fagan refugees (a top-to-bottom-to-top poem) 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. Resource type: Image Source: Global Worship Author: Brian Bilston ‘Refugee’ song by Moira Smiley Audio/video of the song "Refugee" by Moira Smiley, based on her experience at a refugee camp. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Author: Moira Smiley Who Belongs? – Kingdom Refugees Responding to a Refugee Crisis 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... Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: Nicole Watts Remembering Refugees on Holy Family Sunday In this sermon on Isaiah 61:10-62:3 and John 1:1-18, Ben Helmer draws our attention to images of light. Is the church shining God's light on the millions of refugees who suffer just like the Holy Family? Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Sermons That Work Author: Ben E. Helmer Full Text Hymns on Refugees When Jesus Was A RefugeePD
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Without welcoming refugees, there is no Christian faith Zack Hunt gives an extensive scriptural account of why "being anti-refugee is antithetical to the Christian faith at the most fundamental level." Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Ministry Matters Author: Zack Hunt ‘Refugees: La Sagrada Familia’ (painting) Icon by Kelly Latimore, a painting "Refugees: La Sagrada Familia," acrylic and gold leaf on wood panel, 16 x 14 inches. Resource type: Image Source: Global Worship Author: Kelly Latimore God's Eye Is on the Refugee God sees the plight of refugees. He hates the injustice that leads to their displacement from home and country. This drama celebrates God’s just character and extends a call to care for refugees in our world. Resource type: Drama Source: Reformed Worship Author: Sonya VanderVeen Feddema Prayers for Refugees & Migrants 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. Resource type: Image Source: Global Worship Author: Sam Wells Prayer for Refugees A prayer petitioning God for healing mercy and love for refugees. The prayer closes by acknowledging Jesus "who knew hardship and died outside the city wall." Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst Prayer for Refugees This prayer for refugees beseeches God's help for relief workers helping refugees find safety and provisions. The prayer reminds us that the Great Commission extends beyond our borders to the ends of the earth. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst ‘Christ Amongst the Refugees’ This article presents Malcom Guite's poem "Christ Amongst the Refugees," Adam Boulter's painting "Contemporary Christian Refugees" that depicts a UNHCR tent in the wilderness, and Robert Lenz's icon of Christ as a refugee behind barbed-wire fencing. Resource type: Image Source: Global Worship Author: Malcolm Guite World Refugee Day Toolkit This toolkit contains resources that help congregations remember the refugees in their midst and in the world. Included are links to stories, prayers, children's message ideas, Sunday school ideas, sermon ideas, song suggestions, prayers and more.... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The CRC Network
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