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Refugee Week Resources 2024

Refugee Week Sunday is 23rd June - find videos, stories, and prayers to include in your service here.

The theme for Refugee Week in 2024 is 'Our Home'. All We Can's theme for the year is 'Charity Begins at Home' - a match made in heaven!

Jeremiah Burgess, Director of SHIFSD and inspirational refugee

Refugee Week is all about celebrating the contribution of refugees. This year, there is a particular refugee that All We Can wants to celebrate. His name is Jeremiah, and he is the Director of All We Can’s local partner in Liberia – SHIFSD (Self-Help Initiative for Sustainable Development). We hope you can share his story, and the incredible work of All We Can’s local partners, this Refugee Week.

We also want to highlight the incredible work that churches are doing with refugees up and down the country, as well as what churches can do to advocate for better refugee and asylum policy nationally. We’ll be sharing stories from local churches, as well as showing how to get involved with the Joint Public Issues Team’s latest campaign.

If you want your whole service to be about Refugee Week, there will be enough here to do that. If you want to spend 10/15 minutes on it at the start of your service, you can choose what you need. We know different churches will mark this day differently, but we hope there will be something here for everyone

You can expect:
Bible passage suggestion and notes for a short reflection
Video stories from All We Can and UK churches
How to get involved in JPIT’s latest campaign
An all-age activity

All we ask is that if you have used All We Can’s videos or stories that you also include our ‘calls to action’. We love making resources that are flexible and useful for churches, but for us to keep producing them, they need to ultimately serve the purpose of supporting our partners financially.

For now, mark out the date in your church calendars. Check back here in May when the resource page will be ready. This will be an online-only resource to enable maximum flexibility.

Video 1 – Jeremiah Prayer

You may want to include this video as part of your prayers of intercession. You might want to introduce it by saying ‘On this Refugee Week Sunday, we are going to be lead in prayer by a refugee – Jeremiah Burgess – whose faith was vital throughout his experience of exile and return’

Video 2 – Emergency Relief Fund Explainer

If you want to help your congregation respond practically, you might want to show this video. When All We Can respond to refugee crises in the future, as well as other humanitarian disasters, they will use this distinct fund to do so.