COREAM supports the six steps towards serving Migrants and Refugees, introduced by Pope Francis on the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
Step 1 [“You have to know in Order to understand”]: “When we talk about migrants and displaced persons, all too often we stop at statistics. But it is not about statistics, it is about real people!”
Step 2 [“It is necessary to be close in order to serve”]: “Fears and prejudices – all too many prejudices – keep us distant from others and often prevent us from “becoming neighbours” to them and serving them with love”
Step 3 [“In order to be reconciled, we need to listen”]: “In today’s world, messages multiply but the practice of listening is being lost.”
Step 4 [“In order to grow, it is necessary to share”]: “We have to learn to share in order to grow together, leaving no one behind.”
“The Pandemic has reminded us how we are all in the same boat”
Step 5 [“We need to be involved in order to promote”]: “Sometimes the impulse to serve others prevents us from seeing their real riches. If we really want to promote those whom we assist, we must involve them and make them agents in their own redemption.”
Step 6 [“It is necessary to cooperate in order to build”]: “Building the Kingdom of God is a duty common to all Christians, and for this reason it is necessary that we learn to cooperate, without yielding to the temptation to jealousy, discord and division.”