Today the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Councils for Immigrants and Emigrants jointly hosted a conference in Jury’s Inn, Custom House Quay, Dublin, entitled Journeying Together: Challenges Facing the Migrant Today.
The conference will provide a unique opportunity to explore both emigration and immigration in a global, European and Irish context. It will also offer a platform to discuss the effects of migration on the undocumented, families, prisoners and trafficking.
“Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more.” – Pope Francis
Message from Bishop John Kirby and Bishop Raymond Field As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and World Migrant and Refugee Sunday, 19 January 2014, it is important that we come together to remember and pray for all those who have travelled far from their homeland in search of a better life. Pope Francis, who has […]
Women’s World Day of Prayer is celebrated on Saturday, 9 February, 2013. The theme for this year is “I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” and is written by the Christian women of France.
For parishes celebrating their diversity and wanting to think creatively about diversity and inclusion, the theme and message of World Migrant Sunday have much to offer.
The Council for Immigrants has prepared two A3 posters to download for use in parishes across Ireland.
World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations to honour the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.
The Irish Episcopal Council for Immigrants have produced a number of resources to assist parishes in welcoming those from other countries in their liturgical celebrations.
The Irish Episcopal Council for Immigrants has produced cards with a prayer for lighting candles in a variety of European languages.