Refugees – people like all of us who are driven from their homes and often their nations – have been part of human existence since the first civilization.

  • Cain was a refugee.
  • Lot and his daughters were refugees.
  • The Hebrew people were refugees.
  • Joseph, Mary, and Jesus were refugees.

Our country, since its origins, has been a nation of refugees.  These “strangers” have blessed and enriched our history.

The plight of refugees is often difficult and dangerous. Good Christians too often have turned away the stranger seeking refuge.

Join us on Sunday, September 22 from 3:00 to 5:30 pm (we will finish before Mass) at Saint Sebastian Parish for a Refugee Simulation. During these two hours you will walk the path of refugees seeking safety, hear stories from our refugee neighbors who have lived through peril and tragedy, celebrate the stories of welcome, and share in a meal representing a refugee community in Milwaukee.

Due to the graphic nature of some of this presentation, we ask that only those 16 or older participate.  Participation is limited to the first 35 registrations.

To register, sign up at or by email to

Be prepared to be challenged and transformed.

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