Monday of the 2nd week of Lent, 13 March

LENT 2017

Monday of the 2nd week of Lent, 13 March

Join JRS UK as we journey with Mourad

13 March 2017

Monday of the 2nd week of Lent, 13 March

From today’s Gospel reading:

“Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate…Give, and there will be gifts for you”

Luke 6: 36,38

Over the weeks of Lent, we are introducing you to a number of the refugee friends JRS accompanies. We invite you to walk with them and be compassionate towards them.

How is God calling you to give today?


Mourad’s Story – Part 2

Mourad applied for asylum in 2000. While his application was being processed, he had the right to work. Mourad loves to cook. He got a job in a kitchen in Sloane Square.

 “Me I like to cook Mediterranean food. I am working before in a Kitchen. Sloane Square – it’s a chic area.  Like posh area. It gives me more opportunity to learn English, to work to live my freedom.”

Mourad speaks Arabic and French. He was pleased to be working as it gave him a chance to practice his English.

Read the next stage of Mourad’s journey tomorrow.

Write to your MP

Your MP is your representative in Parliament. Whether they are in government or a member of the opposition parties, they are your voice in Parliament.

Share the stories of James, Florence and Mourad with your MP and show that you care about them. Ask what they are doing to support refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

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Jesuit Refugee Service UK
The Hurtado Jesuit Centre
2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT

020 7488 7310

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