March and pray for refugees on 17 September

9 September 2016

Girl reads messages of hope in a refugee camp

A young girl living in a refugee camp reads messages of welcome from CAFOD supporters. 

You’re invited to come to an inspiring prayer service and march of solidarity with refugees in London on Saturday 17 September 2016, or to take part from home by watching the service live-streamed.

Together with thousands of people from across the UK, we’ll walk and pray in a spirit of hope.

Refugees welcome 

The refugee crisis is one of the biggest challenges of our time. But our faith calls us to respond with mercy and welcome for refugees, our sisters and brothers. Many of you have already been moved to send messages of hope.

Amira, a refugee from Syria, is seeking shelter with her two young children on the Greek island of Lesbos with the help of our partner, Caritas Hellas. Amira worked as a midwife in the Syrian city of Aleppo, but the hospital has since been destroyed by bombs.

People marching to show solidarity with refugees, this is a very good thing. God help us and God bless you for this.

Amria, Syrian refugee

Amira says, “When it comes to people in the UK asking their government to do more for refugees, if people can do this then they should. People marching to show solidarity with refugees, this is a very good thing. God help us and God bless you for this.”

During September, world leaders will discuss the refugee crisis at two crucial global summits. For the sake of Amira and all our sisters and brothers, we urgently need to call for bold action.

Watch live on Facebook

We’ll start the day in prayer with an ecumenical service from 12-12:45pm at St James’ RC Church in Westminster. You can watch the service live on Facebook from 12pm even if you can't join us on the day. Just click on the link below to like our page and stay tuned.

Like us and watch the prayer service on 17 September

We hope to see you there. If you can’t make it, send a message to refugees to help them hold onto hope.

Send a message of hope

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