Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Neighbor to Neighbor program, which connects Episcopal congregations with asylum seekers for friendship and support, is now an official Sponsor Circle Umbrella under the Sponsor Circle Program for Afghans. This initiative is a partnership between the U.S. State Department and Community Sponsorship Hub, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc.
Through this new program, individuals are able to form sponsor circles to provide initial resettlement assistance to Afghans as they arrive and build new lives in local communities. Many evacuated Afghans are at military bases across the U.S., awaiting placement.
The webinar will include a panel discussion moderated by the Rev. Charles K. Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for Ministry Beyond the Episcopal Church, followed by a Q&A session. The panel includes:
• The Rev. Chris McNabb, missioner for Neighbor to Neighbor, Episcopal Migration Ministries
• Beth Frank, program director, Sponsor Circle Program for Afghans, Community Sponsorship Hub
• Brian Dyck, national migration and resettlement program director, Mennonite Central Committee Canada