Each day brings news of more and more people being forced to leave their homes and families to seek protection and a place of refuge. As all nations deal with the numerous challenges of covid-19 and its impact on economies, services and resources, many asylum seekers suffer new hardships and injustices.
In light of this, Brigidine Sisters strive to take to heart Jesus’ words: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me” (Matt 25) and feel impelled to take action, in small and larger ways, to respond to the needs of these people with compassion and courage.
In each of our Communities, Sisters are engaging with these challenges in different ways – by prayer, advocacy, volunteering time, making donations and other practical actions.
To read about the work of the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project click on the following link:
If anyone would like to support this work, information about how to do so is included within this newsletter. Any and all support is greatly appreciated.
Below: Libby, one of the Co-ordinators of BASP and one of the wonderful volunteers