Global Week of Action

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Share the Journey campaign trying to achieve?

Our awareness campaign is a chance to strengthen the bonds of our global human family. We want to create more spaces and opportunities for migrants and communities to come together. By doing this, and promoting the “culture of encounter” so often talked about by Pope Francis, we aim to combat prejudice and build more inclusive societies.  Pope Francis supports the campaign and he launched on 27th September 2017.

What is the Share the Journey Global Week of Action?

The Global Week of Action is one of the high points of our two-year Share the Journey campaign. Caritas organisations and local communities will promote a variety of activities to encourage learning and action around the migration experience and to understand how we are all part of each other’s journey. Read our action guide.

When is it?

The action week runs from 17th to 24th June. It’s the week around World Refugee Day which is on 20th June.

Where does it take place?

Caritas organisations across the world will be promoting action that week. Our organisations work in communities in over 160 countries.

Caritas in Palermo, Sicily. Photo by ANSA/Franco Lannino

Who can take part?

Migrants and refugees will be at the heart of our week of action. We invite communities that they leave, where they pass through and where they go to make new lives to organise a shared meal or undertake an activity together.

How can I participate?

Contact your diocesan or national Caritas for more information. Here are lists of national Caritas organisations in Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, North America and Europe.

Where do I get resources to help me promote the global week of action?

You can download our action guide here. More resources will be available on this page soon.

What if I can’t manage to organise a meal with migrants and refugees?

There are lots of other activities you can do together such as organising a prayer service or, quite simply, by learning more about why people migrate and about the myths surrounding migration. Even if there is not migration in your area, you can learn more and participate online through our website and through the #sharejourney hashtag.