Southampton parishioners brave the heat to walk in the shoes of refugees.

Braving the summer heat  CAFOD supporters from parishes in Southampton took part in a  share the Journey   walk on the Sunday of 8th July around Southampton Common. They walked 1.5 miles so a total of 18 miles will be added to the online totaliser.  During the walk they read different stories about the experiences of refugees  for example the story of Mohammed aged 6 “I was born in Damascus. I remember when we were in Damascus the army entered our home and we had to leave. I didn’t bring any toys with me. We didn’t bring anything with us. We came here quickly by car.I love Lebanon. Here I study, but in Syria there are no schools. My favourite subject is English. We want to stay here”

Mohammed

Mohammed

Many thanks to all those who took part in the walk and to Steve Deadman for organising it . We encourage others to join in a walk as we share Pope Francis’ campaign to stand up for the rights of the people on the move. The next Share the Journey walk is on 22nd July around Prospect Park in Reading starting at English Martyrs’ Church RG30 2EB at 2:30pm.  So please do go along and show your concern for refugees.

Here is a message about the campaign from Bishop O’Toole.

 

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