Smarter Together: Huntsville’s Welcoming Initiative
Interfaith Mission Service, a partnership of organizations and congregations committed to building a beloved community, is establishing a task force in response to the world’s refugee crisis to help Huntsville achieve its goals of creating a more compassionate and inclusive community. Join the conversation.
Educate our community.
Garner support for creating a more welcoming atmosphere.
Build foundation for helping refugees in the future.
Progress Report on Welcoming | Mary and Joseph Packs
Huntsville Islamic Center and St. Thomas Youth Collaborate
Neema PowerPoint | Refugee Support in Chattanooga
LIRS My Neighbor is Muslim | TIRRC Report Countering the Backlash | Welcoming the Stranger UNHCR
Local Congressional Visit Advocacy Toolkit | Refugee Facts
On this page you’ll find many resource links to explore. If we all are working to make a difference in our organizations and congregations, then a difference will happen!
Resources for Congregations Seeking to Educate and spur their congregations to Help with World’s Refugee crisis:
Church World Service—serving Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian and other denominations
UNHCR—For All Faiths—Principles of Welcoming the Stranger
Video Resources by Faiths
Want to Learn More?
How You Can Help!
Offices/Agencies/Coalitions dedicated to work with Refugees and Immigrants
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
(A group established in 2001 to advocate for immigrant rights and build leadership)
Refugee Council USA
(A non-profit coalition of US based agencies committed to help world’s refugees)
(National, grassroots-driven collaboration dedicated to promoting mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and US-born Americans)
UNHCR — The UN Refugee Agency
Office of Refugee Resettlement
(A division of the US Department of Health and Human Services)
Methodist church: https://shar.es/1Jq4LP
Episcopal Church: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/world-refugee-day
Church World Service: http://cwsglobal.org/cws-offers-ways-to-commemorate-world-refugee-day-2013/