There are 65 million people displaced in the world at present. That’s more than at any other time since World War II. That’s why the United Methodist Church has set aside Sunday, Dec. 3, as Global Migration Sunday. This day is to be a day of prayer. The church will also take a special offering to raise awareness and funds to aid migrants and refugees.

Several agencies of the church have created a website to help you prepare to honor this day. The website includes a variety of resources, including stories of global migration and the ways The United Methodist Church is responding to this global crisis. The General Board of Church and Society has prepared an Advocacy Statement, guided by the Social Principles and the Book of Resolutions.