June 20 is World Refugee Day
Community Engagement Ideas
Engage your Elected Leaders and Advocate for Refugees
Participate in the calls to action produced by the Justice for Immigrants Campaign, Catholics Confront Global Poverty, Share the Journey, and Catholic Charities USA to make your voice heard by your members of Congress.
Use this World Refugee Day Advocacy Tool Kit
Become Active in Your Local Community and Parish
VOLUNTEER OR ORGANIZE A COLLECTION TO HELP REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Find your local Catholic Charities agency in the U.S.
The USCCB/MRS launched the Parishes Organized to Welcome Refugees (POWR) program to intensify volunteer involvement in resettlement, at the parish level. POWR’s goal is to develop long-term, sustainable programs.
POWR PROJECT SUMMARY (2018)
Find out about what’s happening locally with Parishes Organized to Welcome Refugees (POWR). Directory is organized by city.
VOLUNTEER TRAINING – PARISHES ORGANIZED TO WELCOME REFUGEES
These materials explain the pre- and post-arrival process to volunteers, donors and parish partners, as well as provide some concrete ideas how POWR teams can help. The document includes population-specific food supply lists, a home safety check list, Frequently Asked Questions for volunteers and much more.
COUNTERING “ALTERNATIVE FACTS” WITH FACTS
Talking Points to provide your community with facts about refugees. This resource may be useful as you are making the case for refugees in your parishes and communities.
PARISH RESETTLEMENT MINISTRY MANUAL
Everything you need to know to plan for and organize your parish to Welcome Refugees.
THE REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT CURRICULUM
The Refugee Resettlement Ministry Curriculum is a K-12 Catholic School curriculum developed at Catholic Charities of Jacksonville, which is designed to raise awareness for the refugee cause. It can easily be replicated elsewhere.