From Today’s Daily Mass Readings:
As we journey through Lent, we introduce you to some of the refugees JRS accompanies. The mass readings today have strong words for those who use rules to oppress unjustly. Where do his words resonate with the story we hear today?
For Therese the time spent in detention was time lost. Like many of our refugee friends, the experience had a long lasting impact on Therese’s well-being, even after she was released. “Years are wasted and you cannot regain the strength”
Therese’s story is real, however we have changed her name to protect her privacy.
At JRS UK our mission is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcible displaced persons. We ground our advocacy work in our experiences of accompaniment so that the changes we strive for have direct benefits on those refugees we work with.
Today we invite you to support our work by writing to your local MP expressing concern over the current immigration detention system. Join JRS UK as we call for an end to indefinite detention and a move towards community based alternatives. On our website you can find a template structure for a letter to your MP.
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