From the St. Francis of Assisi JPIC Committee, PEI
(Mike, Marion, Maureen & Charlie) January, 2019
In Solidarity with the Forced Migrants
- 40 million are internally displaced.
- 26 million are refugees.
- 3 million are asylum seekers.
What are the forced migrants fleeing?
- Armed conflict
- Persecution (ethnicity, religion, political opinion, nationality, etc.)
- Development megaprojects (mining, oil & gas exploration, hydroelectric dam, urban ‘improvement’ projects, etc.)
- Environmental causes (drought, famine, natural disasters, climate change, etc.)
- Economic & political causes (denial of basic rights, mass unemployment, political instability, etc.)
knowing and telling their stories.
Click the link on the right to see the script and a Power Point presentation used for the fraternity meeting. Everyone also received a copy of the lyrics of "Christmas Day on Planet Earth" so they could sing along with the chorus.