“Love the Stranger,” the new teaching document published by the Catholic Bishops in England and Wales, is a clear challenge to the widespread hostility to migrants and refugees reflected in the UK government’s Illegal Migration Bill. This article originally appeared in the August 2023 issue of the London Catholic Worker newsletter and is reprinted with permission.
In June 2023, Brother Johannes r Maertens of the London Catholic Worker visited the Dunkirk refugee camp in the Northern France with the charity Art Refuge and joined the local team of the NGO Doctors for the World. Here’s his report.
Unimaginable terror afflicts refugees, including children, on dilapidated boats crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Humane alternatives should guide policies.
In the wake of the deadly shipwreck that killed several hundred refugees, the London Catholic Worker held a prayer vigil outside the Home Office to name and remember all refugees who have died trying to seek sanctuary in Europe and the United Kingdom. This news release is from Brother Johannes Maertens of the London Catholic Worker.