Saint George's Refugee Ministry & NOVA Friend of Refugees.
The Saint George's Refugee Ministry is an award winning program that started in the Summer of 2016 to build a coalition of like-minded individuals to support and advocate for refugees. A national grassroots coalition called NOVA Friends of Refugees was born out of our ministry. Co-founded by two long-time Saint Georgians, Norma Kacen and Wendy Chan, this interfaith network now has over 650+ members (and growing!) from across the country, representing over 130 faith communities, NGOs, and gov't agencies, connected to support and share information to help refugees.
One Journey Festival (www.onejourneyfestival.com) is the first national celebration of the stories and contributions of refugees. This free, family-friendly festival will connect people from all backgrounds through food, fashion, music, art, and dance. Chef Jose Andres and actor and model Ger Duany has committed to perform with refugee talents. The Pihcintu Multicultural Children’s Chorus will share their voices. There will be activities for kids, virtual reality, a global marketplace, and opportunities to take action. Shared Studios’ immersive video experience will allow participants interact with refugees living overseas. To RSVP, please visit https://onejourneyfestival.eventbrite.com.
Questions? Contact Wendy Chan .
Join Northern Virginia (NoVa) Friends of Refugees
Building on momentum of the summer refugee forums, St. George's is initiating a local community network to connect individuals with a desire to involve in refugee advocacy and resettlement work in Northern Virginia. This group will share resources and opportunities to promote immigrants and refugees issues. To join the mailing list, contact Wendy Chan ( ) or visit: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/nova_welcomerefugees