70 Million: The total number of forcibly displaced persons in the world today.
25.9 Million: Number of refugees around the world. (An all-time high).
37,000 people on average are forced from their homes each day.
[June 2019 UN Annual Report on Refuges]
“Migration is not a passing emergency.” Pope Francis
Adult and Youth Groups from across the Archdiocese gathered at Cabrini Retreat Center to learn about our global migration crisis through a simulation experience from Sept. 13 – 16, 2019.
Photos this week show group orientations in the Chapel – input included facts about migration as well as the opportunity to view migration from a faith perspective.
Each session closed with a shared reading about those on the move. Each group found it a powerful way to comprehend how our point of view changes things.
Over the next few weeks we will share more information about each of the 5 modules of the simulation experience.