Lenten Reflection: The Crisis For People Seeking Refuge

04 Mar 2021

The Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has developed this Lenten Reflection resource on the crisis facing people who are forced to flee often because of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations. In this short document, they invite readers to reflect through the model ‘See, Judge and Act’ on the difficulties encountered by those who face the devastating reality that their best option is to flee to another country seeking refuge and to think about how our faith asks us to respond to this reality. It is hoped that the resource will be helpful in beginning to reflect on this issue facing so many around the world at this time.

The resource is available to download here as a PDF: 


The role of the Council for Justice and Peace is to support the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in promoting the social teaching of the Church and to advise on issues of social concern, both nationally and internationally. Established in 2005 by the Irish Bishops’ Conference, the newly formed ICJSA, as the Council was formerly known, combined the Bishops’ Council for Social Welfare and the Irish Commission for Justice and Peace.