Refugee Sunday is a time to focus on people who have fled their homes and our responsibilities to welcome them into our communities. In the Methodist and Presbyterian lectionary, this falls on Sunday, June 21 and for Anglicans on July 5. The resources feature the story of Osama, a musician from Syria who is inspiring a new generation of children and the new demands for justice unleashed with the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. They include prayers, ideas for children and lectionary resources as well as information about this year’s Operation Refugee.
World Refugee Day is marked on June 20 each year, the day the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will announce the 2019 global figures for refugees and displaced people.
“What you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops” are worship resources for June 21 for the Methodist and Presbyterian churches.
“Come to me, all you who are weary” are worship resources for July 5 for Anglican Churches.
Download a PowerPoint for Refugee Sunday.