Make your steps count for refugees and migrants

Discover some of the walks you can join in Southwark to add miles to Pope Francis’ Share the Journey campaign.  You can also find out how to organise a walk in your community and the other ways you can support the Share the Journey campaign.

Share the journey

CAFOD volunteer Share the Journey walk Hartley in St Francis de Sales

Earlier this year, Pope Francis launched his Share the Journey campaign. This is to show support for the millions forced to flee their homes be it through war, persecution, national disaster or poverty. In support of the campaign, we are asking you all to help walk ‘around the world’, a total 24,901 miles! Six walks have already been organised in Southwark and fourteen more are to come. Look at the planned walks in Southwark below.

See on our totalister how far we’ve already walked

So now it’s time for you to add your miles and every step you take counts! You choose the way – it could be a walk to church, or a pilgrimage. Perhaps a sponsored walk, or even a Kilimanjaro trek for the adventurous! For something a little closer to home, you might choose the Thames or the Medley river. Even a few steps around the pews of your church is enough. Pick your favourite way to add your miles and organise a walk between now and September.

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Share the journey –– join the Loop walk

Ann Milner is a CAFOD volunteer who has decided to respond to Pope Francis’call to embrace refugees. She is inviting us to take part in the LOOP walk and help add miles to CAFOD’ Share the Journey walk around the world

Ann Milner walking on the LOOP to add her miles to CAFOD Share the Journey walk around the world in solidarity with refugees.

Ann Milner walking on the LOOP to add her miles to CAFOD Share the Journey walk around the world in solidarity with refugees.

Earlier this year, Pope Francis launched his Share the Journey campaign. This is to show support for the millions forced to flee their homes be it through war, persecution, national disaster or poverty.

In support of the campaign, CAFOD is asking us all to help walk ‘around the world’, a total 24,901 miles! Every step we take counts!

Discover on our totaliser how far we have already walked

Our Lady Immaculate and St. Andrew Hitchen is organising a pilgrimage around the London Outer Orbital Path. The LOOP is 152 miles of well-marked paths weaving through the capital with hopefully something to suit everyone. There will be a series of prayerful walks taking place through June. Continue reading

Share the journey, share the hope

Min is a CAFOD volunteer. Here she invites you to join our Solidarity Walk as part of Pope Francis’ Share the Journey campaign.

Earlier this year, Pope Francis invited us to join his Share the Journey campaign. This is to show support for the millions forced to flee their homes be it through war, persecution, national disaster or poverty.

CAFOD volunteers on their way to a Share the Journey walk to show their Solidarity with Refugees

CAFOD volunteers on their way to a Share the Journey walk to show their Solidarity with refugees

As part of that campaign Pope Francis calls on us as Catholics to urge world leaders to act with courage and compassion, to put the human dignity of people on the move at the heart of two crucial UN ‘compacts’. These will be agreed in September of this year.

Pope Frances’ global campaign is supported by Catholic organisations across the world. This includes CAFOD. Our ambition is to step out in solidarity with refugees and migrants and together ‘walk around the world’ – a total of 24,000 miles! Every step you take will send a message to world leaders that they too must step up.

 

Join our Solidarity walk

We would like to invite you to join our Solidarity Walk, starting at St. Francis de Sales Church in Kent. There will be a shared lunch before we set off with stops for prayer and reflection on the way. Below are full details:

Saturday, 9 June 2018

11.30 am         Meet at St. Francis de Sales Church, Hartley, Kent DA3 for tea and coffee – Bring your pic-nic

11:45 am        Set off on the 3-4 mile pilgrimage along pathways via St Mary’s Fawkham and All Saints Hartley, with stops for prayer and reflection along the way. There will be transport for those less able.

4.00 pm           We return to St Francis de Sales for tea and cake.

5.30 pm           There will be a mass at St Francis de Sales for those who wish to attend.

To find out more or book your place with the CAFOD Southwark Volunteer Centre:

  • call 020 8466 9901
  • or email southwark@cafod.org.uk
A previous St. Mary's Fawkham walk

A previous St. Mary’s Fawkham walk

You can check how many miles we have walked already on the online totaliser and watch a new Pope Francis video at cafod.org.uk/sharethejourney. The miles we walk on June 9 will be added to the totaliser.

Other ways to get involved 

How to organise your own walk

Sign our petitions

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