Marking Refugee Week we’re celebrating all of the fantastic stories we’ve been hearing a sharing of all of the Share the Journey actions that have taken place and are planned around the Diocese of Plymouth .
Bishop Mark helped us start our Share the Journey action by leading our campaign day at Buckfast Abbey on 5th May; opening the event with a powerful address on the Holy Father’s campaign, which inspired us all to immerse ourselves in the campaign and revisit our own stories of migration and refugees through his personal reflection and encouragement.
Speaking at the event we also heard from Shakirul Islam, Omar Faruque & Pakhi from CAFOD’s partner OKUP organisation in Bangladesh, about their vital work protecting migrant workers from abuse and supporting them afterwards. We were also joined by Libby Abbott from CAFOD’s campaign team who gave us a great overview of the Share Journey campaign and Nick Hanrahan from JRS who talked about their work with refugees in the UK.
At the Share the Journey event, organised by CAFOD and the Diocesan Justice and Peace commission, CAFOD volunteers and supporters joined J&P activists began to plan their campaign actions together.
Over the past few weeks parishes have been organising their Share the Journey walks and campaign actions around the diocese, and schools have organised whole school community and staff walks too! We have been inspired to hear about all of the actions and hope to hear stories from many other communities about their actions too; please let us know your plans and share your stories and pics by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
…in the meantime see below a few of the beautiful photos from St Mary’s Abbey, Buckfast’s combined parish Share the Journey walk.
For more information about the Share the Journey campaign visit: https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Share-the-Journey or call us in the office on 01752 268768.