The 2020 theme of World Refugee Day, set by the UN Refugee Agency, speaks loudly in a world challenged by a pandemic and the realization of the depths of racial injustice.
At Saint Francis Migration Ministries, we pause every year on June 20 to celebrate and honor the refugees worldwide who leave their homes seeking safety and stability.
We know that every action counts, and we appreciate the many organizations, individuals, businesses and communities that support refugees who just want a safe future full of possibilities for their families.
Saint Francis Ministries asked our partners, supporters and community members to share about refugees throughout the day on June 20 and continuing until the end of the month. Follow us on Facebook to see our posts as they happen or check in on this page to see them as well. If you’ve got a story to share, we’d love to hear it! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rene and Mary (Saw Moe and Naw Shar) celebrate after the completion of a successful citizenship test.
Libby Eaton spends her retirement bonding with a refugee family who have become like her own family members. Learn more about her experiences.
Wichita Public Schools teacher Niki Gresham works with refugee students and is inspired by them daily. But she also worries about their future. Read more.
Isak and Joeli sport big grins as they visit the Sedgewick County Zoo. Half of the 78.5 million refugees in the world are children — and they all deserve the opportunity to create joyful lives.
Furaha is rebuilding a life with her children in Wichita, after devastating experiences in the Democratic Republic of Congo, her homeland. She’s also literally rebuilding – as in a house with Habitat for Humanity. Read her story!