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East Anglia supporters join CAFOD’s refugee campaign

Parishes and schools across East Anglia have been joining CAFOD’s Share the Journey campaign this summer, inspired by Pope Francis’ call to show compassion and solidarity with people forced to leave their homes.

Volunteers are organising walks in parishes and schools and adding the miles they’ve walked to an online totaliser. CAFOD’s original target was to walk the distance around the world, 24,900 miles. The campaign and walks have been so popular that by July 2018 supporters were on their fourth leg around the world!

World leaders will meet on September 19 at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to decide on agreements to protect refugees and migrants. CAFOD is asking them to protect human dignity and has launched an online petition to the Prime Minister asking that the UK takes a prominent lead in the assembly.

CAFOD local representative in East Anglia, Jane Crone said: “We want to say a massive thank-you to everyone who has supported Share the Journey. Their actions deliver a powerful message to world leaders that we want the new global agreements to ensure refugees and migrants can be treated fairly and with dignity.”  

Find out how you can join the campaign at cafod.org.uk/sharethejourney 

Pictured above, students from St Edmund’s Primary school in Bury St Edmunds pause for reflection on their Share the Journey walk.