Dear Faith and Action reader,

As a growing phenomenon of crossing borders and overcoming barriers, migration is a way of thinking about God and human life and an expression of the Christian mission of hospitality and reconciliation. In this issue, we continue to reflect on people’s experiences of their journeys, which as the Caritas Internationalis’ "Share the Journey" campaign reveals, shape a new culture of encounter.

In this way, we try to make the people’s stories heard – the narratives of bravery and fragility, of determination and struggle, of hope and a search for a new home. Together with Pope Francis we also remember those persons who sacrificed their lives in search of a better life: “may we never forget them, but honour their sacrifice with deeds more than words”.

Enjoy reading,

Maryana Hnyp
Institutional Development Officer, Caritas Europa
Editor of Faith and Action

Theological Reflections

Caritas Testimonies

CST Theory and Principles

Selected Resources

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