September 12, 2015

MIA Prayer Intention for the Coming Week: A Change of Heart

In our feature article for our World Day of Refugees issue of eNews (Issue #625) we quoted the poet Warsan Shire's powerful line from her poem 'Home':

you have to understand,
that no one puts their children in a boat
unless the water is safer than the land

Since then we have seen in our papers and on our screens scenes of desperation unimaginable - unthinkable- since World War 11 as thousands of migrants, mostly from the Middle East and Northern Africa, seek safe harbour in Europe.

As EU interior and justice ministers prepare to meet in an emergency session in Brussels on 14 September for talks aimed at resolving the crisis, please continue to pray each day in the lead up to that meeting that all countries may accept their moral obligations to welcome the strangers in our midst.

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA

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