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WRD Faith-based communities digital toolkit

World Refugee Day Faith Communities Digital Toolkit

A letter from Reverend Childers, Rector of Church of the Good Shepherd in Chattanooga, about the importance of World Refugee Day to communities of faith and how local congregations can be involved in this year’s celebration.

How to celebrate with us

Sixteen ways to celebrate World Refugee Day with your family.

Write a welcome letter to newly arriving refugee families and mail it to Bridge. Instructions here.

Coloring pages for kids:

Order a celebration kit filled with supplies to help you celebrate with us during our virtual event Saturday, June 20th from 12-2pm. Kit includes henna supplies and instructions, candy and spices from around the world, and more – all in a “Refugees Welcome” tote bag!


Learning Resources for the Family

“Say hello” language cards

What is a refugee? comic strip

Read about the 1980 Refugee Act, which created the U.S. Refugee Admissions program

Books by refugee authors

Children’s books about refugees

Watch a TED talk about the refugee experience

Watch  Midnight Traveler, a documentary about a family fleeing Afghanistan. (Available for rent or to purchase on Youtube.)

Listen to a Spotify playlist of music from around the world


Recipes from around the world

IRAQ: Carrot Rice – a delicious rice dish with carrots, onions, and beef

SYRIA: Jaj Bi Hamed (Baked chicken with lemon & garlic) – crispy meat on a bed of potatoes and onions

SUDAN: Bamya (Okra stew) – a tasty stew of okra with meat in an onion and tomato base

BURUNDI: Chapati and Beans and Bananas – a flaky African flatbread served with a simple, sweet and savory vegetarian dish of beans.

AFGHANISTAN: Kebab e Murgh – chicken kebab marinated in yogurt, best served with flatbread.

CONGO: Moambe – peanut-based chicken and tomato stew, delicious with rice and plantain chips.

COLOMBIA: Papa turmada – baked potato casserole with sausage

UKRAINE: Galushki – savory dumplings, similar to gnocchi