June 20 is World Refugee Day.
"We mark this World Refugee Day in the midst of dramatic social change. A pandemic has tested our strength and highlighted systematic inequalities. It has also connected us in new ways and renewed our motivation to act for equality."
(UNHCR World Refugee Day, https://www.unhcr.org/refugeeday/)
The Society of the Sacred Heart,
along with 53 other faith-based organizations,
signed a statement in support of refugees.
Entitled "Faith-Based Organisations on World Refugee Day 2020: To know in order to understand,” this statement is available below in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
For this year's World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which we will mark on 27th September, Pope Francis has chosen “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee” as the theme of his message which focuses on the pastoral care of internally displaced people (IDPs).