World Day of Migrants and Refugees: UK At Pivotal Crossroads

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With the UK ‘at a pivotal crossroads,’ grappling with global instability and the subsequent number of people seeking safety and a better life within its borders, the Church and faith-based charities are increasingly playing a key role in supporting and welcoming people to our shores.

Here, Patrick O’Dowd, director of Caritas Salford and Chair of the CSAN Migration Alliance, explains the importance of the compassion and solidarity of charities in the provision of what should be a practical and pastoral priority, but warns that reliance on charities without accompanying legislative and funding support is dangerous and could lead to potentially catastrophic situations.

Source: ICN

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