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Putting Faith Into Action

St Paul's pupils at a Faith in Action Day workshop

Year 10 students representing schools across the Northampton Diocese gathered with Bishop Peter at St. Paul’s Catholic School for the third annual Schools’ Faith in Action Day.

The day, organised by St. Paul’s and Columbans, gave 45 students the opportunity to ‘welcome the stranger’, challenge injustice and make a difference to the lives of refugees and asylum seekers. In the morning pupils attended workshops from Columbans, CAFOD, St Chads and Pax Christi to learn about some of the issues that affect refugees.  They were also able to hear the stories of two refugees and ask them questions about why they had to leave their countries and what life was like in England.

In the afternoon pupils spent time undertaking practical tasks such as writing to MPs, creating signs for protest banners and other activities which helped them to really put their faith into action!

A St. Paul’s student said ‘I felt like it was a great, fun experience and it was amazing to actually speak to people who are dealing with these issues’.

Shaneen Digby, RE teacher at St. Paul’s, said: “It was fantastic to see so many young people from across the diocese coming together to share their faith and to learn from one another."

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