En Espanol Search

To Go Forth Blog

To Go Forth is a blog of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development (JPHD). The blog takes its inspiration from Pope Francis’ challenge to go forth to the “peripheries” to share the Good News and stand in solidarity with those suffering poverty and injustice.

 

Praying with, for, and among Refugees

James Martin, SJ, and Matthew Weiner

July 14, 2021

ranyelraw-1561430701981-cathopic_002.jpgAlong with Father’s Day, this past June 20th marked World Refugee Day. It was not at the center of mainstream media, but countless events took place globally to draw attention to one of the central crises of our time--the forced displacement of millions of our brothers and sisters from their homes. This year the day was marked by a series of innovative interfaith events that focused on praying with and for refugees. World Refugee Day Interfaith Prayer Services held in locations as diverse as New York City, New Orleans, West Palm Beach, Chicago, and Cincinnati featured diverse religious leaders and local refugees praying for the wellbeing of refugees everywhere while drawing attention to who lives in one’s community, as well as sharing stories of resilience and spiritual journey.

read entire post >

 

Most Recent Posts:

 

Jan 10, 2019, 8:44 PM
As members of the Body of Christ, we stand with and for our sisters and brothers who have been deeply wounded by clerical sexual abuse. We also know that the clerical abuse crisis has greatly shaken the faith of many in the Church. Throughout the…
Jan 1, 2019, 12:15 PM
"Bringing peace is central to the mission of Christ’s disciples. That peace is offered to all those men and women who long for peace amid the tragedies and violence that mark human history." - Pope Francis, 2019 World Day of Peace…
Dec 20, 2018, 11:27 AM
Faith in the Valley (FITV) is a faith-based grassroots community organization in California’s Central Valley, representing over 100,000 families in Fresno, Kern, Merced, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin Counties. Our work is led by volunteer leaders…
Dec 5, 2018, 9:00 PM
  The opening mass set the tone for the whole conference. The room was packed, and Monsignor Ray East’s energy and liveliness woke us up to the strength and beauty of a faith lived through action. Songs and readings were done in…
Nov 29, 2018, 5:00 PM
As members of the Body of Christ, we stand with and for our sisters and brothers who have been deeply wounded by clerical sexual abuse.  We also know that the clerical abuse crisis has greatly shaken the faith of many in the Church. …
Nov 23, 2018, 3:00 PM
What the world needs from the Church now more than ever is its missionary mindset. By that, I do not mean a new evangelization program. I mean a deeper commitment to the Incarnation. We often think of the Incarnation as God making Himself known to…
Nov 15, 2018, 10:12 PM
Growing up in the South Valley of Albuquerque, NM, I was blessed to have been able to incorporate my Catholic faith into everyday life due to the extensive Catholic community in my neighborhood.  My parents taught me at a very young age about…
Nov 2, 2018, 4:30 PM
Apply before Nov. 26 to be part of DOI! The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG) has been bringing a collective voice on issues of poverty, war, injustice, and the promotion of human life and dignity to Capitol Hill for over three…
Oct 24, 2018, 4:58 PM
As Catholics, we believe that our Church is guided by the Holy Spirit. For many, the shortcomings and failure of our Church leaders to protect the most vulnerable in our communities have undermined that bedrock belief. Yet, in the midst of this…
Oct 16, 2018, 1:58 PM
October is Fair Trade Month, a time when we are invited in a special way to reflect on and lift up the dignity and rights of workers throughout the world.  While we are called to make ethical purchases throughout the year, Fair Trade Month…

Search the Blog


Subscribe to the Blog

Blog Archive


Blog Home