This is the story of Karen refugees from Burma who arrived through Interfaith in New Bern and moved to Tennessee. Watch the trailer. True story. Pass it on. The refugees became members of Rhems United Methodist Church in New Bern. Opens this Friday in New Bern and nationwide. Here is YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXv6h8avzFM
In honor of World Refugee Day. Saturday June 24th at the New Bern Farmers Market. Cookies from New Bern businesses and market vendors. Buy an empty box for $10 and visit market vendors to fill it with delicious cookies representing many different countries around the world. Sponsored by the New Bern Farmer’s Market and Interfaith Refugee Ministry, New Bern. See you there!!
Sara Pascal, Sub-Office Coordinator of Interfaith Refugee Ministry-Wilmington, has resigned to pursue other interests. She will be much missed and we wish her well. In addition, because that office has not received any arrivals since December and was unlikely to have many, or any, arrivals for the rest of this fiscal year and the next, the office is transitioning from resettling refugees to providing services for refugees who are already there. The Advisory Council is continuing to serve as wonderful advocates for refugees, and the office staff is still working as well. For further information, please feel free to call or email Interfaith’s Executive Director, Susan Husson, at 252-633-9009 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are thankful for the support we received from the Wilmington community and appreciate all the dedicated volunteers who mean so much to the refugees they help.
Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication to Interfaith Refugee Ministry (IRM) and our clients. Although our country’s political climate is posing many challenges for our day-to-day operations, your continued efforts to make eastern North Carolina a place of welcome for those fleeing from persecution and terror has encouraged us to face those challenges and continue our work.
With you for 25 years, IRM has helped refugees transition to new lives in peace and safety. With you, we have watched frightened men, women, and children bloom into contributing members of our communities. Now, with you we will advocate to oppose the halt of the refugee program that has saved over 3 million lives.
Please stand with us to welcome refugees by DONATING, ADVOCATING, VOLUNTEERING.