Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent, 14 March

LENT 2017

Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent, 14 March

The journey was long and tough for Mourad,

14 March 2017

Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent, 14 March

From today’s first mass reading:

“‘Wash, make yourselves clean. Take your wrong-doing out of my sight. Cease to do evil. Learn to do good, search for justice, help the oppressed, be just to the orphan, plead for the widow.'”

Isaiah 1: 16-17

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 in their search for justice.

Can you hear God’s call for justice?


Mourad’s Story – Part 3

Mourad’s asylum application was refused. He could no longer work and share his joy of cooking with others. Mourad became isolated and lonely. This is when the depression started.
It is not uncommon for refugees and asylum seekers to experience depression and mental health vulnerabilities. It can be difficult for refugees, like Mourad, to access the right support. Mourad continues his struggle with depression.

Read the next stage of Mourad’s journey tomorrow.

Fast from transport today

Today, fast from the mode of transport you usually rely on – walk or take the bus instead.

As you fast from your car or city centre transport, notice how you are feeling – are you frustrated or annoyed by the longer journey time? Have you found yourself trying to avoid doing something today and waiting until tomorrow?

For many of the refugees we accompany, much of the little money they have is spent on transport. Travelling from place to place, often with heavy bags, is part of the reality of daily life of our refugee friends.

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2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT

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