17 – 24 June 2018
Show your support for migrants and share their journey through a
global series of shared meals and community activities. Get involved today!
Sharing a meal is much more than just spending some time with other people to eat together. Food is one of the fundamental basic human needs and is of critical importance to all of us. It’s also a powerful vehicle to bring people together in a moment of joy, relax and of true communion.
Bring your community together with migrants and refugees for a meal and share your stories about your lives, your hopes and your dreams. Find out that despite our differences, we are here on this earth as one human family.
Our global week of action provides the springboard to deeper relationships as a
community and with migrants and refugees.
How to get started
Recognise the migrants in your community. Some may have been there for years and run businesses, be parents at your school, and others may have just arrived.
Your community spaces and church buildings should be welcoming, with clear signs, preferably in migrants’ languages. Provide as much welcoming encouragement as possible by inviting migrants and members of minority ethnic groups to attend special services. Think about if you could host a drop-in centre or toddler group.
If your community has no group working with newcomers, this could be a very successful action for you. Offering adult literacy, language sessions, or teaching computer skills will demonstrate your welcome.
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Migrants and refugees may have gone through periods of hunger and difficulty or they may have faced solitude and rejection rather than welcome. Through your Caritas organisation you can either attend a meal or identify new and long-standing migrants in your community whom you can invite to a meal you organise.
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Shared meal with refugees and migrants
Shared meal with refugees and migrants
Friday: a press briefing on the campaign.
Saturday: a panel with different state actors, civil society, Caritas, IOM, UNHCR on migration issues. On the same day, it is planned to organize a “shared meal” at the Dakar women’s prison where several migrant women are also in detention.
Sunday: Mass celebration at St. Joseph Parish where a large number of migrants are already living in Dakar. The archbishop will be asked to preside if his schedule allows. Migrants and the faithful from other Dakar parishes will be invited to the celebration. Testimonies would be given during Mass and after. A meal will be shared and entertainment by the different nationalities present. Most of the activities will be done in the courtyard of Caritas Dakar which is also the place where is located the Reception Point for Refugees and Immigrants (IRAP) very known and frequented by most of the migrants arriving in Dakar. There is also a sales area for products and articles made by the migrants themselves to support them economically.
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Communities around the world have been bursting with ideas of how to Share the Journey with migrants and refugees. Here are just some of the ways that communities are inspiring us to sit up, listen and take up the journey with our brothers and sisters on the move.
Our awareness campaign is a chance to strengthen the bonds of our global human family. We want to create more spaces and opportunities for migrants and communities to come together. By doing this, and promoting the “culture of encounter” so often talked about by Pope Francis, we aim to combat prejudice and build more inclusive societies. Pope Francis supports the campaign and he launched on 27th September 2017.
The Global Week of Action is one of the high points of our two-year Share the Journey campaign. Caritas organisations and local communities will promote a variety of activities to encourage learning and action around the migration experience and to understand how we are all part of each other’s journey. Read our action guide.
The action week runs from 17th to 24th June. It’s the week around World Refugee Day which is on 20th June.
Caritas organisations across the world will be promoting action that week. Our organisations work in communities in over 160 countries.
Migrants and refugees will be at the heart of our week of action. We invite communities that they leave, where they pass through and where they go to make new lives to organise a shared meal or undertake an activity together.
Contact your diocesan or national Caritas for more information. Here are lists of national Caritas organisations in Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, North America and Europe.
You can download our action guide here. More will be available on this page soon.
There are lots of other activities you can do together such as organising a prayer service or, quite simply, by learning more about why people migrate and about the myths surrounding migration. Even if there is not migration in your area, you can learn more and participate online through our website and through the #sharejourney hashtag.
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