Caritas is calling on communities around the world to walk side by side with migrants and refugees as part of Share the Journey’s Global Solidarity Walk. By walking together, we learn more about each other, build friendships and also send a strong message of unity to political leaders.
Together we aim to walk 1 million kilometres. Each step we take around the world is a step towards building stronger communities and opening our minds and hearts towards a common future.
It’s just five easy steps for migrants, refugees and communities to create a walk together. Download our two-page guide to see how.
Now you’ve done your walk tell your story with photos, videos and quotes and encourage others to walk. Don’t forget to use #sharejourney.
Our totaliser isn’t quite ready, so please email us using the button below, and we’ll add your kilometres to the totaliser for you, once it’s up and running. Just let us know the number of people who walked, and the amount travelled in kilometres.
Come and join us on a journey with migrants and refugees. Firstly, we need to understand why do people leave their homes and countries? Watch this powerful video from CAFOD (Caritas England and Wales).
Migration has existed throughout history. An unprecedented 68.5 million people have been forced from their homes in recent times. Many more choose to leave to search for a better life. View the stats.
In response to this vast flow of people on a global scale, the Catholic Church and Caritas say our response must be to: welcome, protect, promote and integrate.
Which countries host the most migrants and refugees? Not the ones you think. Can you recognise migration myths from the facts?
Pope Francis launched Share the Journey in September 2017. He says the future is in the hands of those who recognise how we all need each other.
Pope Francis says that hope leads all of us on our journeys to meet migrants and refugees, to talk to and understand each other.
Meet the El Saho family who left Syria for Lebanon. Would you have left a war-torn country so you children could grow up in safety?
Janet was a national volleyball player in the Philippines but now she’s a domestic worker in Cyprus. She left her daughter and husband to help support her wider family. The choice was hard.
Pregnant women are especially vulnerable when they flee a country. Instead of receiving support and healthcare they find themselves at risk of illness and disease when they have to give birth on the move.
A Share the Journey photo project brought migrants and refugees together with people who were afraid of what migration means for their countries. Meet a migrant and you see they too have fears and hopes like you.
Pope Francis urges us to tackle our fear of migrants
Some people have been so inspired by the Share the Journey, that they’ve taken its message of solidarity with migrants and refugees to the tops of mountains.
What would you do if a refugee asked to sit at your table while you were dining? In this social experiment by Caritas Belgium we see that sometimes our journeys together begin with an invitation to sit down.