Caritas Refugee Week Webinar: Towards An Ever Wider “We”.
Tuesday 15th June 6.30 – 7.30 pm
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We are delighted to be hosting our next webinar: Towards An Ever Wider “We” on Tuesday 15th June 6.30 – 7.30 pm during this year’s International Refugee Week, taking its title from the theme Pope Francis has chosen in advance for the 107th World day of Migrants and Refugees on the last Sunday of September.
“…we are all in the same boat and called to work together so that there will be no more walls to separate us, no longer others, but only a single ‘we’, encompassing all of humanity…to advance together towards an ever wider ‘we’.” (Pope Francis, Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021).
Responding to the undignified and often unjust process which refugees and asylum seekers currently face from the time of their arrival onwards in the UK today and countering many of the claims in the government’s recent New Plan For Immigration (NPFI), Caritas Diocese of Salford invites you to this facilitated panel event on the current realities and how the social teaching of the Catholic Church can lead us to advocate for a future of justice and peace, accelerating the process of working Towards An Ever Wider “We”, envisioned by Pope Francis.
Our distinguished panel includes:
· Dr Anna Rowlands ~ Political Theologian, Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought Theology & forced migration.
· Helen Pidd ~ North of England Editor of the Guardian.
· Mark Wiggin ~ Director, Caritas Diocese of Salford.
· Amir Raki ~ Refugee Response Co-ordinator, Caritas Diocese of Salford, with lived experience of what it is like to be a refugee in the UK.
· Anais Fahd ~ Community Sponsorship Development Co-ordinator, Caritas Diocese of Salford.
· Andres Mora ~ Refugee Education Co-ordinator, Caritas Diocese of Salford.
Their discussions will be chaired by Patrick O’Dowd, Deputy Director, Caritas Diocese of Salford.
Our grateful thanks goes to all at Social for providing the webinar platform and supporting our wider Refugee Week campaign.
Our expectation is for this webinar to form part on an ongoing dialogue and encourage dynamic collaboration and solidarity amongst all our stakeholders, to significantly improve the experience of those who come to our country seeking to continue their lives in sanctuary and ensuring that no one is left behind.