Integration – Going Beyond Understanding Differences

  • Aug 28, 2020

We continue to reflect on the 4 verbs presented by Pope Francis in his message for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Calls for integration, goes beyond understanding the differences of another culture and practice. It takes effort and time to walk and journey with others. Integration requires sharing, giving and receiving what we have with another.

Join us in the reflection below:

Mike Arents from The Netherlands shares his experiences going beyond recoginising differences to becoming vulnerable and sharing his life with Singaporeans in the community:

“Our response to the challenges posed by contemporary migration can be summed up in four verbs: welcome, protect, promote and integrate… If we put those four verbs into practice, we will help build the city of God and man. We will promote the integral human development of all people.”
– Pope Francis