On September 27 Pope Francis launched a two-year campaign to encourage us all to love our neighbors and to Share the Journey of the millions of migrant and refugee families who are seeking safety and a decent life. We invite you to participate -- and to encourage your networks to join you.
The Share the Journey campaign, which is being sponsored by Caritas Internationalis, highlights Catholic teaching on migration and reaffirms the Church’s commitment to assistant our migrant brothers and sisters who have fled their homeland for a better life elsewhere.
As part of this campaign, the Catholic bishops of the United States have selected October 7-13, 2017 as a week of action for migrants and refugees. Titled Dioceses for DREAMers it will focus on Catholic support and solidarity for DACA youth, DREAMers and the DREAM Act 2017. With your participation in the week of action we can build the grassroots momentum that is needed to pass legislation that protects DACA recipients and DREAMers and provides a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers.
Please join us and spread the word on social media, using #ShareJourney and #ComparteElCamino.
· [Insert I’m/We’re/Organizations’ Name is] reaching out to migrants and refugees fleeing war, persecution and poverty. https://sharejourney.org #ShareJourney
· [Insert I’m/We’re/Organizations’ Name is] loving my neighbor by reaching out to migrants & refugees. Join[me/us]. https://sharejourney.org #ShareJourney
· Migrants & refugees shouldn’t have to leave their homes to survive. Let’s reach out w/ love & support. https://sharejourney.org #ShareJourney
· Reaching out is the first step in loving neighbors fleeing war, persecution and poverty. https://sharejourney.org #ShareJourney
Sample Facebook Post
· Today [Insert I’m/We’re/Organizations’ Name is] reaching out to show support for migrants and refugees fleeing war, gang violence, death threats, religious persecution, extreme poverty and more. Reach out and love your neighbor, too. Learn more, do more at https://sharejourney.org #ShareJourney
Additional resources are available at:
· The Share the Journey website, https://sharejourney.org.
· The Justice for Immigrants website, https://justiceforimmigrants.org/caritas-share-the-journey-campaign/