"...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

A Ticket to Taste - Wilmington

October 05, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the UNC-W Burney Center, 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington.  Tickets are on sale at ticket2taste.eventbrite.com until October 27.  Experience the tastes and flavors of Wilmington's refugee population:  Burma; Iraq; Cuba; and Colombia.  See refugee faces and hear their stories through a series of interactive diisplays, photographs and film.

Dinner on 5 Continents - Thank you

October 05, 2014

Many thank you's for the success of our 1st annual "Dinner on 5 Continents".  To Mark and Barb Krcmar and Lilly Krcmar who prepared the main dishes; Beverly Fawcett who made ALL the delicious desserts; Epiphany students who helped with set up, served appetizers and helped clean up;  the Chin Community Baptist Church who provided the wonderful "Bamboo Dance"; Gospel Zaua who sang so movingly of missing his country; and the delightful Karen singers with their beautiful harmonies. Interfaith staff who assisted with much of the evening; Interfaith Board members; Christ Episcopal Church for donating the wonderful space. 

Thank very much also to our Global sponsors:  Fisher Oil:  Drs. John and Kyle Arrowood; Dermatology Associates of Coastal Carolina; OFC Law; and our Continent sponsors:  Playdate of New Bern and A.G. Salem and Associates

The Rosemary Stark Award for Outstanding Service to Refugees went to Norm Bunting for his faithful support picking up and delivering furniture often at a moment's notice; and Lilly Krcmar for her assistance with transportation and any other needs of refugees.

We hope to see you all again next year!

Fire Victim Thank You

June 26, 2014

This letter is from those Burmese families who were displaced by the fire - in their own words.

"We are really THANK all of you - Fire Department, Police Department, neighbors, communities, Interfaith Refugee Ministry, churches, schools, American Red Cross, and individuals respective for helping, love, donation, praying and given security to all of us.  After the fire, we felt hopeless but your all's love and generousity made us hope and confidence.  We do not know how to tell and express our thanks and getting blessing.  Only one we can say now is thanks you so much to your all, may God bless you all, and God Bless America!"