Jenny Seymour one of CAFOD Hallam’s school volunteers recently took the children of St Thomas of Canterbury on a journey of solidarity with refugees and their messages of hope were truly inspirational
The schools team for CAFOD have written a beautiful and thought-provoking workshop which takes children on a pilgrimage considering some of the issues that refugees have to face and the reasons that refugees start on their potentially perilous journey. The pilgrimage is inspired by the events that took place on the small Mediterranean island of Lampedusa in October 2013, but raises some current issues.
At the end of this journey of solidarity, the children are asked to write their messages of hope for refugees around the world today. Originally, these messages were offered up at a mass for refugees at the end of the Year of Mercy, but messages written this year are being hand delivered to refugees within the UK. The results are truly inspirational.
Schools and parishes are still able to take part in the Lampedusa pilgrimages led by your school or parish volunteer. Please contact your schools volunteer or the CAFOD Hallam Office to book your visit.