Walking Around the World

By Lynne, fcJ, first appeared at FCJ Sisters Blog

This year a group of FCJs, Companions in Mission and friends are planning to walk 1000 Miles each in solidarity with so many people across the world who are forced to leave their homes and journey across countries, oceans and continents in search of a place to build a life that is secure. An activity which for so many of us is a pleasant pastime and a luxury is far from that for so many in our world.

What difference does walking make? Well, honestly, not much! But in walking together we are building unity across our Society and encouraging others to build community. We are from many different countries: Myanmar, Romania, England, Ireland, Belgium, Indonesia, Malta, Spain, USA, Philippines, Canada… the walking is fun, a bit of a challenge and a talking point – it brings us together even whilst we are so geographically spread. We will share photos, stories, encounters along the way.

There will be at least 17 of us walking – so that will get us more than twice around the world!!! If you would like to join in, message us on Facebook @FaithfulCompanionsofJesus.

It’s our Bicentenary year, and our General Chapter calls us to do all we can to offer compassion and solidarity to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, and so we are supporting Jesuit Refugee Service by sharing a Just Giving page – click on the link  below to visit our page and find out more, or to make a donation to this worthwhile charity. Our target is £2020!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fcj-walk-1000miles-challenge-2020

We will keep you updated on progress.


 

Read the Area of Europe bicentenary commitment. Follow our Bicentenary celebrations #FCJ200.