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ERD caring for refugees in Rome

Episcopal Relief & Development serves tens of thousands of displaced people in Rome through the ongoing relief efforts of its partner, the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center (JNRC)

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Australian Cathedral displays sculptures to bring notice to the plight of refugees

Australia has it’s own situation with boat people. Australia’s Royal Navy intercepts boats full off would-be immigrants and refugees to Australia off that nation’s coasts and detains them in refugee centers. However, Australia has farmed these centers to other island nations in the vicinity of Australia. There are detention centers on Christmas Island, Manus Island and Nauru.

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Blessing the business of a refugee in Kalamazoo

An interfaith gathering of residents and religious congregations blessed the opening of Congolese refugee Ndoole Mamboleo’s new tailoring business in Kalamazoo, MI, on Sunday afternoon. MLive.com reports:

Nearly 100 residents and members of area religious congregations attended a interfaith service Sunday to bless the new ZAFAM Tailoring and Sewing Center in Kalamazoo. The center will provide custom tailoring and sewing machine repairs, also acting as a place for refugees to learn a craft that can sustain their families.

“It had talents […]

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Refugee caps ordered by Trump are resulting in job loss and charity closures

The Washington Post is reporting on how the fallout from Trump’s executive order is affecting church-run refugee resettlement programs. World Relief, an evangelical-run organization that is one of nine which work with the United Nations, is cutting 140 jobs and closing five of its centers, calling it “a direct result of the recent decision by the Trump Administration.”

Episcopal Migration Ministries is one of those nine affected.

The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program combines partial funding from the federal government to cover the costs […]

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