Date(s) - June 21, 2020
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Around the world, over 70 million people have no place to call home. Persecution and terror have forced these refugees and internally displaced persons to flee, leaving everything behind. They have lost family members, friends, possessions and the familiar places of their homeland.
Displaced people all over the world are at heightened risk as the coronavirus pandemic spreads. Countries have tightened their borders, this has restricted the refugee resettlements. Displaced people are potentially at increased risk of contracting diseases, including COVID-19, because they live in overcrowded conditions without access to basic sanitation.
The event, held on two consecutive Sundays (June 14 or 21) is commemorated by the Refugee Highway Partnership in cooperation with the World Evangelical Alliance to raise awareness of and pray for the situation of refugees and internally displaced peoples around the world.
We invite you to participate in remembering those who are persecuted and oppressed around the world. In the current COVID climate, it will be difficult to physically gather for Refugee Sunday events. We suggest you use this time of social distancing for our individual prayer, reflection and response.
The churches, youth groups, Sunday schools and small groups could consider creating virtual prayer meetings. Additional information and resources will be posted on this website.