Share the Journey Walk – Doncaster 2nd September 2018
Parishioners from all over Doncaster are meeting at Lakeside at 3pm on Sunday 2nd September to walk in solidarity with those who are forced to leave their homes and families.
Everyone is welcome to join with them!
The CAFOD campaign, Share the Journey, calls on world leaders meeting at the UN in September to put the human dignity of people on the move at the heart of the two compacts they will be discussing: one on refugees; one on migration. Every minute, 20 people around the world are newly displaced. Half the growing number of refugees are children. So campaigners are asking our Government and others to ensure there is a compassionate response which:- respects human dignity, protects the vulnerable, supports host countries, keeps families together and tackles the reasons why people migrate.
NOW IS THE TIME to take action. World leaders are gathering at the United Nations to discuss plans which could mitigate the suffering of Refugees and Migration. It’s not too late to support this campaign and walk in solidarity with 250 million people who have little or no choice but to leave their homes in search of peace and security and reflect on our own journeys. Please join us in prayer now for a united global response that achieves these aims.
Share the Journey prayer
God our refuge, you share the journey with migrants and refugees,
lightening their footsteps with hope.
For you, Lord, are close to the broken hearted.
Pour out your Spirit upon world leaders. May they see the tragedies of our human family, and be moved to respond with wisdom, compassion and courage.
Open our eyes and hearts to the God given dignity of all your people. Move us to welcome our neighbours and so bear witness to your love.
Through Christ our Lord, Amen.