For all schools

National Week of Prayer and Action 2023 School Resources

As part of the National Week of Prayer and Action 2023, CAPSA has created some school resources to share with Catholic schools to support and offer tools to students, teachers and schools in different ways to take action and encourage learning and reflection.

This school resources kit gives up-to-date information on different ways in taking action and CAPSA’s current key concerns that we are advocating on.

This is suggested lesson plan and accompanying PowerPoint presentation are for teachers as a learning and reflection tool. 

Stories, films, websites – all sorts of resources

There are so many resources available, many online.

This page is a one stop shop for information, speakers, actions, stories etc. 

A number of organisations have speakers available or alternatively there are loads of stories online  and here are two more – Mohsen’s and Najeeba’s.

Why We Show Compassion – a Catholic view

This paper outlines two different views on people seeking asylum, followed by short passages from Catholic statements and the gospels. Below are some further links to other material on Catholic teaching. :

Tips for Facilitating Community Conversations

A guide for how best to facilitate a community conversation.

Engage Hearts and Minds: A Toolkit for Refugee Action

In this toolkit, CAPSA has compiled a range of resources to equip parishes, workplaces and local community groups to get involved. We want to provide people with tools to take the lead in their community and seek out support from CAPSA where needed.

These activities are inspired by the Gospel and the teachings of the Catholic faith. As modelled by Pope Francis as our leader, we strive to welcome refugees and migrants to our communities and promote an acceptance of diversity. Our work is now needed more than ever!

You can request a hardcopy here.

Circle of Silence including flier

You can download and print this flier to hand out during a Circle of Silence expression of solidarity. Print Instructions The flier is double-sided so follow these instructions to print correctly:
  1. Select A4 paper size
  2. Select 2 pages per sheet
  3. Select double-sided (flip on short-edge/short-edge binding)
  4. Print in colour