“This not about sharing a burden. It is about sharing a global responsibility, based not only the broad idea of our common humanity but also on the very specific obligations of international law. The root problems are war and hatred, not people who flee; refugees are among the first victims of terrorism.” — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.
Brown Auditorium at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts at 1001 Bissonnet Street Houston 77005
Join us on June 20 at Brown Auditorium at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts for a special panel of speakers to talk about the global refugee crisis and how Houstonians like you can help.
Help us answer Christ’s call to welcome the stranger. Pope Francis is calling us to #ShareJourney with our neighbors – all our neighbors, not only those who live near us, look like us, speak like us or pray like us.
Event is free and open to the public.
World Refugee Day
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
6 – 8 p.m.
Brown Auditorium at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005
Learn more about how your support allows Catholic Charities to help refugees start a new life in our region, and how you can help right now.
About World Refugee Day:
Since 2003, the Houston Refugee Consortium has honored refugees at the annual World Refugee Day event, which is hosted in partnership with the City of Houston, UNHCR, and many community partners. The Houston Refugee Consortium is a partnership of six organizations serving refugees in Houston; the Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, Bilingual Education Institute, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Interfaith Ministries, Refugee Services of Texas and YMCA International Services. Join us on June 20th at United Way of Greater Houston for a special panel of speakers to talk about the global refugee crisis and how Houstonians are helping.