Upcoming Special Event:
Common Ground: From Burma to Buffalo: The Journey to Freedom: How Thousands of Burmese Refugees Are Energizing the West Side
Sunday, October 29, starting at 12pm
at Calvary Episcopal Church, Hughson Hall (20 Milton St. at S. Cayuga Rd. Williamsville)
Presented by award-winning journalist Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington Bureau Chief, with award winning photographs by Buffalo News Chief Photographer Derek Gee. Call 716-633-7800 for more information. All are welcome. No exceptions.
Our ministry to refugees includes:
- We oppose the 2017 order banning refugees’ entry into U.S. Learn more.
- Advocacy and Interaction
- #GreaterAs1 is a global homebase for refugee solidarity: presents information on refugee rights, shareable graphics, and additional information for refugees.
- Interfaith Immigration Coalition: Follow local news coverage on refugees and get connected with organizations.
- Refugee Council USA’s (RCUSA) Toolkit: Advocacy resources, sample letters, and much more to inform visits with government leaders
- RCUSA FAQs on the Executive Order
- In Fall 2016, North Church helped settle a family from Eritrea.
- Organizations We Support
- Music in Exile is traveling the world to record the songs and stories of people displaced by war and violence. Recently there have been some meaningful articles published about Music in Exile:
- Journey’s End which assists families approved for permanent resettlement in the US. In the past two decades we have helped Vietnamese, Cambodian, Ethiopian, Ukrainian, Russian-Armenian, and Bosnian refugees.
- Catholic Charities Refugee Program which has been working with refugees locally since 1923, providing non-sectarian services including immigration assistance, ESL classes and employment counseling.
- Jericho Road Community Health Center provides full spectrum medical care to all who need it – especially the medically underserved, including many refugees and immigrants.