"...whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome..." [Read more]

Helping with school enrollment.

Jacksonville family from Iraq makes good. Haleem and his son beside his own yellow taxi.

Karen youth perform the traditional pole dance.

Mon National Day, celebrated through traditional dance.

Young Chin celebrate their National Day with a traditional dance.

Assistance with job applications.


About Us

Interfaith Refugee Ministry is a refugee resettlement organization whose mission is to encourage parishes, congregations, and other potential co-sponsors to offer hospitality, welcome, and a supportive network of resources for both refugees and those who assist them. Read more


Interfaith Refugee Ministry provides support and orientation to all eligible clients in order to assist them to become self-sufficient economically and to become integrated into American society. Read more


Interfaith Refugee Ministry’s service are intensive, and even with a dedicated staff, the need for volunteers is ever present. Volunteers are college/high school students, church members, and any others who are willing to provide direct services to Interfaith’s clients. Read more

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Latest News

Dinner on 5 Continents

July 11, 2014

Limited seating!  Interfaith's first annual "Dinner on 5 Continents".   To reserve your seats ($35/per person), just click on the $ button and indicate in the message line the number of seats you wish to reserve.  You may also mail your check to Interfaith at 1233 Colony Drive, New Bern 28562.  Our dinner is Saturday, October 4, at 6 p.m., Christ Church Ministry Center, 311 Middle Street, downtown New Bern.  Exquisitely prepared, small-plate offerings  feature cuisines from Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Americas.  Expertly paired wine and beer offerings from Cravin' Wine and Beer Army will enhance your evening.  Live music and performances.  Silent auction.   We look forward to seeing you there.

Fire Victim Thank You

June 26, 2014

This letter is from those Burmese families who were displaced by the fire - in their own words.

"We are really THANK all of you - Fire Department, Police Department, neighbors, communities, Interfaith Refugee Ministry, churches, schools, American Red Cross, and individuals respective for helping, love, donation, praying and given security to all of us.  After the fire, we felt hopeless but your all's love and generousity made us hope and confidence.  We do not know how to tell and express our thanks and getting blessing.  Only one we can say now is thanks you so much to your all, may God bless you all, and God Bless America!"


June 19, 2014

Five refugee families from Burma were displaced from their homes on Wednesday, June 18.  Some are being housed with friends.  Others, thanks to the generosity of Pastor Jim Tosto, Faith United Methodist Church, are being housed in the church's Scout building.  They will soon be moving into new apartments and will need household items and furniture.  The Red Cross will issue vouchers, but the need is great.  Donations of furniture, kitchen items and other needs for households are welcome.  Also very useful would be donations of cash or gift cards to enable the families to purchase what they need.  Checks may be made out to Interfaith Refugee Ministry with "Fire" on the memo line.  Please contact Susan Husson at 252-633-9009.  Thank you.