Press Release: Information and Background on Pilgrimage for Europe 2nd -11th April 2018

EuropePilgrimageSolidarityWhy We are Travelling

  • We believe in building bridges between nations and not borders across Europe
  • We wish to renew our links with points of inspiration – for faith, community and peace, since Europe is so much more than an economic or political entity, important though these aspects are.

Calais

We show solidarity with the migrants we support both in France and other countries, and link up with Caritas France

Brussels

  • We meet representatives from faith NGOs – Pax Christi, Jesuit Refugee Service, Caritas Europa and others, to share experiences.
  • We visit the European Parliament: not everyone wants to leave it!

Strasbourg and Geneva

We remain conscious of our common humanity and the common good, as we visit the Council of Europe and the UN Palace of Nations.

Taizé

We unite with Christians of all denominations, celebrating reconciliation across boundaries.

Assisi

We seek the inspiration of St Francis, in his care for creation: the human and the divine are all linked to it.

Rome

We are inspired by Pope Francis, remembering his Laudato Si, his leadership and his lifestyle, his connections with people of all faiths and none, and visit the social justice outreach community of Sant’Egidio.

Hope and Strength

Christians from throughout Britain, we travel in hope!   Through our pilgrimage we hope to strengthen links with people throughout Europe, build up future contacts, and perhaps invite them to a celebration in the UK at a future date.

Please contact us at the address below for more information or go to our website, westminsterjp.wordpress.com