A022 Commend the Work of Episcopal Migration Ministries

Resolved, That the 80th General Convention commend the work and mission of Episcopal Migration Ministries, specifically its faithful ministry of welcome and love to more than 100,000 refugees through its 40 year-old Resettlement Program and its 80 year-old Church Engagement Program; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention reaffirm that The Gospel of Jesus Christ calls us to welcome the stranger and respect the dignity of every human being and that those fleeing persecution have a particular claim on our attention and concern as they seek a life of dignity and peace in the face of oppression; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention endorse the continued ministry of Episcopal Migration Ministries in responding to the needs of refugees, even as the number allowed to enter the United States has been greatly reduced in recent years, and working with the Church through the Church Engagement Program to minister to asylum seekers, those in detention, and all migrants.