in Toronto, Canada at The Peoples Church

Please note that ROUNDTABLES are LARGER gatherings intended for practitioners from all over North America.


It is with great excitement that we announce the 2019 Refugee Highway Partnership North America Roundtable in Toronto, Canada. This year's theme is "place" looking into thoughts from Exodus 33:21:

“Then the LORD said, "There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.”

We hope that you will join us on October 23 – 25, 2019. The Roundtable will be held at The Peoples Church.

Why do we call it a Roundtable?

The Refugee Highway is the journey that displaced people make, forced to leave home and hoping to find a new home.  The Refugee Highway Partnership is a network of Christians, churches and organizations who have found common cause in the call of Jesus to “welcome the stranger” and extend hospitality to those in need. 

The Roundtable is where we gather -- the table is Round because we’re in this together and need one another’s voices.  It’s a place of inspiration, learning, sharing, and equipping.  It is a space where diverse ministries, services, and individuals find one another in order to bring about action that would please the heart of Jesus, as He sees us welcoming the stranger in our midst and showing the mercy that He first offered us.

It is important to us that the roundtable is accessible for everyone who is interested and committed to full participation.


Our Speakers

Jonathon Maracle
As visionary and founder of Broken Walls, an internationally recognized First Nations musical group and ministry, Jonathan has traveled the world for the past twenty-four years. The vision of Broken Walls is to see people from cultural minorities restored and able to walk in their true destiny. Jonathon will be speaking on "Home as Land."

Rupen Das
Rupen brings extensive global field experience with numerous organizations working in humanitarian and refugee responses - most recently with Syrians refugees in Lebanon and Europe and IDPs in Syria. Rupen will be speaking on "Strangers in the Kingdom".

Karen Gonzalez
Karen is a speaker, writer, and immigrant advocate, who herself immigrated from Guatemala as a child. Karen studied theology and missiology at Fuller Theological Seminary. This spring she launched her book about her own immigration story and the many immigrants found in the Bible: The God Who Sees: Immigrants, The Bible, and the Journey to Belong (Herald Press). Karen will be speaking about Home is a Place of Reconciliation.

Our Schedule


Our Eventbrite page lists the various ticket types which include the following basic costs plus Eventbrite fees: 1) $20 pre-roundtable professional development on trauma counseling, 2) $99 for students, 3) $149 early bird (ends July 30), 4) $169 regular ticket

If financial considerations are a concern to you, please consider applying to the Roundtable scholarship fund set up in memory of one of the founding members of the RHP North America – Heidi Moll Schoedel. Please send an email to rhpnaroundtable2019@gmail.com and put BURSARY in the subject line. Applications must be received by August 31, 2019. 

To volunteer at the event, please email us at rhpnavolunteers@gmail.com and someone will connect with you!

Please download this application form for more details. There are a limited number available, apply soon!

Who Is My Neighbor? The Church and Refugees. An evening of stories, prayers and worship, featuring Krystaal.

We are also offering a pre-roundtable Professional Development training on Trauma Counseling. This requires a separate registration available from the main registration page.



Past roundtables have been held at: 2018 Chicago, IL | 2017 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX | 2016 Toronto, ON | 2015 Atlanta, Georgia | 2014 Phoenix, AZ | 2013 Vancouver, B.C. | 2012 Minneapolis, MN | 2011 San Francisco, CA | 2010 Toronto, ON | 2009 Chicago, IL