This week is Refugee Week, a week which is a celebration of the contribution of refugees and promoting understanding of why people seek sanctuary.
Pope Francis calls us to act in solidarity with refugees and migrants. One way you can respond to this call is to get involved with our Share the Journey campaign.
Join us as we walk 24,900 miles – the distance around the world – in solidarity with people who are forced to flee their homes. As part of our campaign we also invite you to sign our Share the Journey petition to the Prime Minister, asking her to put human dignity at the heart of global agreements on refugees and migrants.
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon is also on board! He signed his card last week, and CAFOD’s Community Participation Coordinator, Colette Byrne was there. She said, “We’re so happy to have the support of the Archbishop with this campaign. We have been really impressed with the way that so many parishes have embraced Share the Journey, and we’ve even seen pastoral areas coming together to walk with one another too’.
‘We were extra happy yesterday on World Refugee Day, when it was announced that people from across England and Wales have managed to walk the whole distance around the Earth already. Its not too late to take part though…. We’re going around again, so please join us!”