Refugee Week

The theme of Refugee Week 2023 (19-25 June) is ‘Compassion’, with 20 June being World Refugee Day.

Below you will find resources to mark this significant time, including content for Refugee Sunday (25 June). With the number of displaced people in history higher than ever, how will we, as the church, choose to respond?


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Bohdana is one of 160,000 refugees that have come to the UK in the last year.
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Find out how The Salvation Army is supporting refugees through Community Sponsorship.

Resources for teaching, prayer and action

Key Dates

Refugee Week - Teaching Starter

Download the teaching starter based on Matthew 25:31-46.

Key Dates

Refugee Week - Prayer Topics

Download different topics for prayer.

Key Dates

Refugee Week - Call to Action

Download ideas for three key ways to engage with Refugee Week.

Additional Resources

Connect session for the second half of June.

A group of lessons exploring homelessness, refugees and trafficking.

Resources for schools teaching about The Salvation Army's work in the community.

Discipleship material for children’s groups. To help your group to interact, grow and have fun together. Now available: April 2024 and Light Guides for younger children.

Refugee Week

Refugee Week Website

Visit the 'Refugee Week' website for ideas on simple acts and children and young people’s packs.

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Send us your feedback

Let us know what you think of the resources on this page and what material you would like to see in the future.

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Other useful content

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

The Salvation Army's International Positional Statement on Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Refugee Response

Supporting and resourcing local expressions of The Salvation Army to help people seeking sanctuary.

Kids Alive! World: It's Refugee Week

The Kids Alive! team help us understand what being a refugee means.

Social justice and peacemaking

Consider your response to social issues.