CAFOD’s latest campaign action, Share the Journey, is focused on taking action on the refugee crisis and showing support for people forced to flee their homes.
War, persecution, natural disaster and poverty force millions of people from their homes. Most come from poor countries, and seek safety in poor countries nearby.
We cannot turn away. These are human beings with hopes, fears, desires and stories to share, just like each one of us.
Pope Francis has declared this time a ‘unique opportunity’ for us to press our governments to make global commitments which place the human dignity of people on the move at their heart.
The campaign asks you to organise a walk in your local parish or community to join us in a walk around the world to urge world leaders to step up to protect rights of refugees and migrants. Here in the CAFOD Liverpool office, we organised a walk ourselves and walked round Sefton Park, counting our miles to the online total.
Ged, Colette, Stephen, Emily and Jo all signed the petition and walked a total of 10 miles despite the rain, stopping to listen to the stories of those who are making difficult journeys. We enjoyed getting out of the office and found the experience of walking and listening to the stories very moving and thought provoking. See what you can do to get involved and, as always, we would love to hear about it in the Liverpool Office!