June 14th and June 21st.

World Refugee Sunday

June 20th is World Refugee Day, and shortly after it was established the World Evangelical Alliance declared the Sundays before and after June 20th to be observed as World Refugee Sunday. This year World Refugee Sunday falls on June 17th and June 24th.

World Refugee Sunday is a wonderful opportunity for local churches, small groups and others to demonstrate their common concern for the welfare and protection of the world’s forcibly displaced people. WEA partners and the Refugee Highway Partnership (RHP) have developed the resources on this site to help you promote and observe this important day. This year the theme is based on the words of Jesus “I was a stranger and you welcomed me in” (Matthew 25:35).

We also encourage you to use the #WorldRefugee Sunday and #RefugeeHighway to share what you are doing, in order to encourage and inspire others to join in.

On World Refugee Sunday would your church consider highlighting the challenges daily faced by refugees; and what it means to welcome the stranger? 

Share your Day
Life in Lockdown


Are you forcibly displaced?
Are you seeking asylum in another country?
Did you get to settle in a new country?


Coronavirus has brought with it some changes to the way we live our lives. How is it affecting your life? If you have a smartphone with a camera and like to write, we would love to hear from you.
What looks different in your day? What do you cook? Do you all eat together? What do you enjoy doing in your day? Are you meeting different people? Tell us about your daily struggles, share your day.

Take a picture and tell your story in no more than 50 words . Use your voice to tell the world how coronavirus is affecting your life.

Please share your pictures and text (50 words) on Smart4one Stories https://www.facebook.com/smart4onestories by 30 June 2020 to be part of World

Refugee Sunday 2020 https://www.refugeehighway.net/introduction-to-wrs.html .

For further information contact rhpoceania@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

The European Evangelical Alliance, have produced a 30 minute film entitled ‘The Peace Between’. ‘The Peace Between’ is a short, professional film featuring 3 friendships between a European and an asylum seeker, or refugee.  Find out more info and resources in our Church Pack or go to: www.peacebetweendialogue.com 

Let us unite together as the Body of Christ to welcome over 65.6 million men, women and children who have been forcibly displaced.

Map of the Refugee HighwayPicture

IAFR designed this stunning and informative poster to raise awareness about the realities of the Refugee Highway and of our mandate to love the alien as we love ourselves. Perfect for churches, class  rooms, dorm rooms and the office.

Download the Map and the Discussion Questions.

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