The World As Our Neighbor Session Four—Welcoming Our Sisters and Brothers: Lessons on Migration (Document Download)

The World as Our Neighbor invites small Christian communities to focus their faith sharing on the needs of others and Catholic Social Teaching. Created as a collaborative venture between Catholic Relief Services and RENEW International, each session has been written by experts in the fields of Catholic Social Teaching as well as small community faith sharing.

Session Four is entitled, "Welcoming Our Sisters and Brothers: Lessons on Migration" and explores the Catholic Church's answer to questions around the issue of economic migration.

Each session guides the participants through a sharing of the Scriptures, not as a purely intellectual exercise but as a prayerful exploration of its meaning and its implications for daily life.

  • Each session begins with a moment of prayer and time to hear the Scripture proclaimed.
  • A Solidarity story is then offered, specifically written to help participants learn and understand the various challenging situations our sisters and brothers throughout the world confront in their lives.
  • So that this story becomes a springboard for sharing, some key questions are offered.
  • A reflection is then offered with follow up questions for discussion.
  • This then flows into “Beckoned to Action” sharing on specific actions the members feel called to undertake in the days ahead, as a consequence of their exploration of the Scriptures and the reflections. This commitment to action can be as individuals or as a group—or both.
  • The session concludes with a prayer.


Topics: Social Justice

Parish Need: Resources on Catholic Social Teaching

Languages Available: English

Who's It For: Parish-Wide, Individuals, Small Groups

Author: RENEW International

Length: 3 pages

Dimensions/size: 8.5 x 11 inches

Publish Date: 2009

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