Episcopal Migration Ministries
Episcopal Migration Ministries welcomes refugees, educates communities, and mobilizes congregations to advocate for the protection and rights of all migrants. Click here to visit the Episcopal Migration Ministries website.
Relief and Development
As we pray for an end to violence and for those fleeing Ukraine, please also pray for Episcopal Relief & Development and other ecumenical agencies working to respond to the current crisis. Specific needs will change as the crisis evolves. As of right now, there is a need for cash, blankets and hygiene supplies. Support Episcopal Relief & Development in providing humanitarian aid in response to the crisis in Ukraine by donating to the Ukraine Crisis Response Fund. You will help meet critical needs for people fleeing the violence including food, cash, blankets and hygiene supplies. For more information on how ERD is responding to the crisis in Ukraine, click here.
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church
For anyone who feels called to help the victims of the tragic war in Ukraine, the immediate and pressing need is cash to purchase supplies of food. The Very Rev. Stephen Hutnick, pastor of three local Ukrainian Orthodox Churches: Sts. Peter & Paul, Wilmington; St. Nicholas, Dover; and Holy Trinity, Whaleyville, MD, suggests the most efficient way to help, at this point, is to make a donation to The Ukrainian Orthodox Church in America. Fr. Steve anticipates there will be other future needs, but for the immediate needs of our Ukrainian brothers and sisters encourages monetary contributions. To learn more about the response of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to the crisis and how you can help, click here.
Episcopal Bishops Take A Stand on Ukraine Invasion and Anti-Transgender Legislation
The House of Bishops voted unanimously to issue statements condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and political actions targeting transgender people. The Ukraine statement – written by the Rt. Rev. Mark Edington, bishop of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, with input from other bishops – denounced the “utter depravity” of the Russian military’s assault on the former Soviet republic in moral and political terms. “We are gathered at a moment of profound jeopardy to the principles of international law and peace,” the statement read. “As we meet and pray together as a House of Bishops, Ukraine — an independent, sovereign nation that has posed no threat to others beyond its borders — has been invaded by military forces of Russia, without provocation and without justification.” Click here to read more about the statements by the House of Bishops.