Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

September 17, 2015

Bishop Lee asks all members of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago to learn and pray about refugees fleeing Syria and how the church and its people can respond.

Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting agencies in Syria, the Diocese of Jerusalem's Holy Land Institute for the Deaf and relief efforts for large numbers of people traveling out of crisis areas into Europe. Read more about Episcopal Relief & Development's work to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis and a prayer for victims of the Syrian Conflict from the Church of England.

Refugee One, a refugee resettlement agency based in Chicago, has posted "5 Ways You Can Help" Syrian refugees. On November 14, Refugee One will present a workshop at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Park Ridge for congregations that want to learn more about welcoming refugees. Learn more and register online.

If you or members of your congregation are taking steps to respond to the crisis, please let the diocesan communications team know by email.