Who is RHPNA?
We are a network of Christ-followers who share a common passion to see the Church minister the whole gospel amongst those who have been forcibly displaced – including the thousands of refugees and asylum seekers who arrive in North America each year.
As a Christian network, The Refugee Highway Partnership North America seeks to connect and mobilize leaders, churches and organizations to effectively engage with refugees.
Why are we called The Refugee Highway Partnership?
Our group is a subset of the Global Refugee Highway Partnership. Learn more.
We derive our name from the observation that there are some well-worn paths around the world that refugees travel upon; air, water and land routes leading to safety and the simple hope for a normal life. These paths make up the refugee highway. Like any highway, there are entry ramps, crossroads, roundabouts and exits ramps.
Every continent on the globe finds itself connected to this winding network of roads. Many of the major entry ramps onto the highway are in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the countries of the former Soviet Union and Latin America.
For 225,000 highway travelers (includes formal refugees as well as those seeking asylum), the final destination will be North America. Learn more about the process for refugee entry into the United States.
Our vision is to see a Kingdom movement of transformational ministry with and among forcibly displaced people in North America and beyond.
- We are motivated by our Biblical Mandate
- We believe prayer to be foundational to our movement and ministry
- We are committed to relationships that reflect reciprocity, inclusion and lead to mutual transformation
- We seek to collaborate and nurture partnerships
- We foster a spirit of welcoming and acceptance within the refugee communities where we serve
- We are dedicated to the mobilization of leaders, churches, and organizations
How do we live this out?
Together! The resources on this site are meant to be downloaded and shared. Our desire is to inform and equip Christ-followers who want to serve with and among refugees in North America and beyond. We hope you will join us on this journey by signing up for our email updates, registering for the yearly Roundtable event and finding a refugee ministry near you using our map tool.