donate to the church’s updated and ongoing Syria Appeal to provide urgently needed food, shelter, medical care, clothing, and other necessities for millions of displaced Syrians within their country and in neighbouring Jordan and Lebanon.
support United Church faith communities undertaking sponsorship of Syrian refugees through the United Church’s Refugee Program. For information about which faith communities are sponsoring Syrian refugees in your area and how you can help, write to Refugees.
urge the Canadian government and federal election candidates in your riding to 1) announce a program to immediately resettle significantly more than the proposed 10,000 Syrians, 2) provide support for generous levels of private sponsorship of Syrian refugees, and 3) lift obstacles to speedy family reunification and allow Syrian refugee cases to be processed in Canada.
Together, we have the capacity to make a profound difference in the lives of thousands of refugees. The time to act is now. Please consider how you and your faith community can best support the ongoing efforts to address this desperate refugee crisis, and please continue to hold the people of Syria and the surrounding region in your prayers.
In faith and hope,
The Right Rev. Jordan Cantwell
Moderator, The United Church of Canada