Last September, Pope Francis launched the “Share the Journey” Campaign. This initiative responds to the Pope call to promote a culture of encounter with migrants and refugees. The Church, through Caritas Internationalis, is responding to one of the greatest challenges of our times. The migration crisis is above all a crisis of global solidarity, the Pope has reminded us, urging Christians and non-Christians to welcome refugees into their communities and promote their integral human development, thus humanising the phenomenon of migration.
Bishop Peter has given his full support to the campaign in the Northampton Diocese.
Share the Journey is therefore an appeal to open our hearts and minds, and change perceptions through personal encounters that open our eyes to the stories of people who, like you and me, hope and dream and strive for a better future.
So, how can you get involved in the campaign? Here are some examples:
- Volunteer to organise a walk in your parish, school or group in solidarity with refugees and migrants. You can follow the virtual journey here.
- Donate to CAFOD’s refugee crisis appeal
- Pray for those on the move
- Advocate for migrants’ rights by signing a petition to the Prime Minister
Many in our diocese have already started walking in solidarity. Help us walk 24.900 miles – distance around the world, and send a powerful message to world leaders that they too need to step up and protect the rights of people on the move
Are you ready to Share the Journey?