This week 19th – 25th August is Migrant and Refugee week. It is not about migrants but also abut ourselves, our fears and our hopes.
The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (https://www.acmro.catholic.org.au/) has published a Migrant and Refugee Kit for the week. The Kit is intended as a resource to help you to reflect on and celebrate the life and story of all those “who came across the sea”. Migrants have graced this land, already inhabited by indigenous community, with their sacrifices, hard work and love. This resource material takes its inspiration from Pope Francis’ Message for the 105th World day of Migrants and Refugees: “It Is Not Just About Migrants”. What is it about then? It is also about our fears and our hopes. Is also about who we are and who we want to become. It is about what kind of society and church we want to create.
The kit contains a excellent PowerPoint and booklet emphasizing the story of Jesus as a refugee. It is certainly worth watching and sharing.
Church Teaching on Migration