World Mission Sunday – the one day in the year when the entire global Church comes together in support of mission – will happen on 24 October this year. Coordinated by Missio, this special day is celebrated in every Catholic community in the world. It is a moment of grace to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are living in situations of poverty, violence and oppression.
In 2021 Missio is supporting the Women’s Interfaith Council was established in Kaduna, northern Nigeria, by the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles in 2010.
The Council encourages women of different faiths to work together to build peace through training programmes.
These programmes empower women and contribute to healing and reconciliation in their community. Sr Veronica has been leading the Council since 2019. She shares:
‘When you train a woman, you train a nation. We bring them together as women and build peace. Every religion talks about love, there is no religion that talks about war’.
This World Mission Sunday, help Missio ensure selfless missionaries like Sr Veronica can keep loving, serving and sharing God’s peace.
By supporting Missio, you play a valuable part in creating a vibrant Catholic Church for the future.
You can find out more about World Mission Sunday (24 October) at www.missio.org.uk/wms
Below we hear from Fr Gary Brassington, Diocesan Director for Missio in the Clifton Diocese, and Dave Wheat, Regional Community Fundraiser for Missio in the South.