World Refugee Day, 20th June, is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for people forced to flee their homeland. (Source: UNHCR)
Brigidine Sisters recognise the search for safety, the grief and loss, the traumatic journey and the challenges of re-settlement experienced by millions of people.
Across our Congregation, Brigidine Sisters are engaged in support with and for Refugees and Asylum Seekers – through education, awareness raising, advocacy, companionship and action. We honour and celebrate the strength, courage, resilience and contribution of people with whom we share life and hope.
” Refugees represent the very best of the human spirit. They need and deserve support and solidarity — not closed borders and pushbacks.
“UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Some reflections and information:
What is the refugee crisis? CAFOD UK
Facts matter: UN : World Refugee Day 2023
Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ (Aus): Refugee Week
Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project : BASP Newsletter May 23