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United Nations aim to remind the world that everyone, including refugees, can contribute to society and Every Action Counts in the effort to create a more just, inclusive, and equal world. The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent anti-racism protests have shown us how desperately we need to fight for a more inclusive and equal world: a world where no one is left behind. It has never been clearer that all of us have a role to play in order to bring about change. Everyone can make a difference. This is at the heart of UNHCR’s World Refugee Day campaign.
Act of Faith, Hope and Love
God of the life,
We believe in your infinite goodness
and your love gave rise to all creation.
Jesus Christ, Incarnate Word,
we believe that you teach us the way to welcome,
protect, promote and integrate every human being,
especially people in vulnerable situations.
Ruah, Spirit of Community,
you bring us together to work for justice and peace,
we believe that we all have a place in your loving heart.
We hope in you, God of life,
we wait on the promise that your people contain,
our migrant, immigrant and refugee sisters and brothers
are the living memory of a new heaven and a new earth.
We actively look forward to building your Kingdom,
we put our hope in the dynamism of your Incarnation in history
and in the call that you make to us every morning
to be a presence of compassion, freedom and mercy.
God, grace with us,
from your immense charity and your justice,
we firmly recognize that human dignity knows no borders.
We love that we are in your
human condition, courage, bread, promise and spring.
Thanks for showing us that at your table
we all have a place.
© A prayer resource by Congregational Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office. A ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word [World Refugee Day 2020] Free Resource