The United Nations has declared Sunday, June 20th as World Refugee Day:

The theme for this world refugee day 2021 is Together we heal, learn, and shine.

The Dominican Center prays that the global community will welcome refugees, those who flee from their homes due to war, persecution, or fear of harm. As people of Faith and as citizens of a global community, we are impelled to open our hearts and our homelands.

Pope Pius XII noted that “the migrant Holy Family of Nazareth, fleeing into Egypt, is the archetype of every migrant, alien, and refugee” … And so, we pray that our own country will respectfully receive all refugee families currently at our border.

Photo: Kara Tepe Refugee Camp on Lesbos Island, Greece by United Nations Photo / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0