As part of the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) National Week of Prayer and Action, the EREA National office staff joined with students from St Kevin’s College, Waterford Campus, Jesuit Social Services, Jesuit Communications and CAPSA to participate in a Circle of Silence.
As a practical expression of Pope Francis’ message to welcome, protect, promote and integrate migrants and refugees, this year’s action particularly focused on the recent cuts to basic material and case management support for people seeking asylum. 1500 individuals and families lost their income support in one just week in August. An estimated 5000 more will lose this same basic support before the end of the year.
More information can be found here at the CAPSA website.