Welcome to IRM

  • "...and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome..."
  • 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.
  • Assistance with job applications.
This entry was posted on April 29, 2016.

Around the World in New Bern


Free Admission!

Saturday, May 14, 3:00 PM

Craven Community College, Naumann Community Room

Is it possible to learn about the world without leaving New Bern, North Carolina? Join five local students as they share their cultures and show each other how to see their hometown in a whole new light. Come see the world premiere of our film, “Around the World in New Bern,” followed by a panel discussion. The premiere will be presented by the Interfaith Refugee Ministry, in partnership with the Liberal Arts and University Transfer Center of Craven Community College.

A film project by: The Nicholas Sparks Foundation & Interfaith Refugee Ministry

This entry was posted on April 29, 2016.

Bill Miner receives award



At IRM’s recent “Dinner on 5 Continents,” Bill Miner received the Rosemary Stark Award for Outstanding Service to Refugees.  He has worked long and hard to teach ESL to students, transport kids to all kinds of appointments, be a cheerleader for them and generally be an outstanding role model for the children he works with.


This entry was posted on October 12, 2015.