U.S. Bishops issue Pastoral Reflection: Living as a People of God in Unsettled Times (March 22, 2017)
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Administrative Committee issued a pastoral reflection in solidarity with those who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict or fear in their native lands. In the statement, the bishops encourage each of us to do what we can to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States.
How Catholics in the U.S. can help
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is working with refugees
, mostly women and children, who are largely hidden in the news but who are suffering the most from the civil war in Syria and the rise of ISIS.
Catholic Relief Services has ramped up its response to the migrant crisis by working with church partners in Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Serbia. CRS is providing food, water, shelter, medical and legal care to more than 700,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey and Iraq.
Programs to help children get beyond their trauma are among CRS's key areas of focus.
to support the efforts of CRS in their work with refugees: (click the button below):
Thank you. And please, keep migrants and refugees everywhere close in your thoughts. They are frightened, far from home and will need your prayers and support every step of the way.
Annalise Laumeyer, communications director
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