1. Donate warm clothing
We collected piles of winter clothing through the GBRM fundraiser and coat drive, but the need is always great. Here is one place where you can donate winter clothing for Boston-area refugees.
2. Donate food to your local food pantry
Many refugees use local support services like food pantries. Click here for a list of food donation sites in the Greater Boston area. If there isn't one in your area, consider starting one at your church!
3. Attend holiday services at an international church in your area
Be the one who goes this Advent. Journey to another culture right in your neighborhood to celebrate Christmas like the shepherds and magi of old. Here's an online directory of churches in the Boston area.
4. Become more informed
Many misconceptions regarding refugees are currently causing fear and confusion. Take time this season to raise your awareness of the refugee experience. Read up on the current situation on resource websites like rescue.org.
Election season is coming up, and immigration is a hot topic. Tell your representatives how you feel about welcoming and supporting refugees in your region. Here's where you can find their contact information.
*Above all and through all, remember to pray for our refugee neighbors.
Photojournal of the refugee stories, cuisine, videos, and panels guests enjoyed at the 2017 GBRM Fundraiser. If you missed this memorable evening, you can still take part in the fundraiser -- help them reach their $50K goal for 2018!
Is your church looking for strategic ways to serve refugees? Welcoming refugees into our community network can transform their employment and entrepreneurship journey.
Work is one the most challenging issues for refugees rebuilding their lives in the US—and a perfect place for the Church to step in.
Learn about the Greater Boston Refugee Ministry. Hear voices of refugees and ministers in the Boston area.
An update from Gregg Detwiler, Director of Intercultural Ministries at EGC, regarding the executive order reducing and temporarily ceasing the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Some points to consider, and how you can take action to love and serve refugees who are already here.
Building bridges between the Church & the nations at our doorstep.
Listen in on a video conversation on Christian engagement with Muslims in the U.S. where panelists talk about positive and objectionable interactions Christians may have with our Muslim neighbors.
The Killing Fields of the Cambodian holocaust that took place from 1975 to 1979 under the leadership of the Khmer Rouge left over a million dead and led to a flood of refugees fleeing from Cambodia. Many escaped from this horrific event to neighboring countries, while others sought safety around the world. A portion of the refugees came to the United States in the early 1980s in an attempt to start their lives afresh. Today, the Greater Boston area has the second highest concentration of Cambodians in America, some estimating as many as 30,000, with the majority living in Lynn, just 10 miles north of Boston, and Lowell, 30 miles to the northwest.