This Sunday, April 6, 2014, is World Renew’s annual Refugee Sunday. Together with World Renew (WR) and Diaconal Ministries Canada (DMC), CRCs across Canada celebrate the ministry of mercy and hospitality extended to people who have fled persecution and war.  Offerings received for Refugee Sunday support the World Renew program and refugee sponsorship in Canadian CRCs.

DMC partners with WR to encourage church sponsorship of refugees and to ensure sponsored refugees are well received and supported by Canadian CRCs.

WR and DMC both share a vision of “transforming communities with the love of Christ.” Although the focus of WR’s work is international relief and development, WR works very closely with Canadian CRCs, as does DMC. Through educational and awarenessraising activities around domestic and international issues, both WR and DMC seek to equip churches and God’s people in developing gifts to engage in activities of love, mercy, justice and compassion.

More information on Refugee Sunday and WR’s refugee sponsorship program may be found on the World Renew website.