"...whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome..." [Read more]

Helping with school enrollment.

Jacksonville family from Iraq makes good. Haleem and his son beside his own yellow taxi.

Karen youth perform the traditional pole dance.

Mon National Day, celebrated through traditional dance.

Young Chin celebrate their National Day with a traditional dance.

Assistance with job applications.


About Us

Interfaith Refugee Ministry is a refugee resettlement organization whose mission is to encourage parishes, congregations, and other potential co-sponsors to offer hospitality, welcome, and a supportive network of resources for both refugees and those who assist them. Read more


Interfaith Refugee Ministry provides support and orientation to all eligible clients in order to assist them to become self-sufficient economically and to become integrated into American society. Read more


Interfaith Refugee Ministry’s service are intensive, and even with a dedicated staff, the need for volunteers is ever present. Volunteers are college/high school students, church members, and any others who are willing to provide direct services to Interfaith’s clients. Read more

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Latest News

Refugee School Impact News

March 10, 2014

Kathleen Brinson has replaced Laura Waller as coordinator of the School Impact program.  She is busily planning field trips and the summer program.  She has also created a web page for the Program.  Please check it out at easternncrsi.wix.com/refugeeschoolimpact 



March 09, 2014

To all who responded to our call for towels, pots/pans, and flatware - what a wonderful response we had.  Dozens of towels, sets of flatware and pot/pans came quickly into our office enabling us to do a fast turn around and give them to incoming families.

To the Project Linus Blanketeers:  They make adorable blankets with love sewn in and we are very blessed to have received over 30 of these beautiful and useful blankets recently.  They also went  right out again to incoming refugee children.

To so many who have donated furniture and furnishings and clothes - we thank you for all that you do to help the refugees we serve.

Upcoming Events

September 29, 2013

Books-a-Million in New Bern is continuing its donations to Interfaith on selected Saturdays.  A portion of their proceeds on those days will be donated to Interfaith.  Look for our table at the front door!

Saturday April 12 at the Farmer's Market.  Come on out and enjoy the Spring Fling at the New Bern Farmer's Market.  We will be there!

In honor of the world's refugees and to celebrate World Refugee Day (June 20), we will again have food and activities on Saturday June 21 at the Farmer's Market.  Hope to see you there.