CTIC joined JCaRM National Gathering

JCaRM gathering

In the annual national gathering of the Catholic Commission of Japan for Refugees Migrants and People on the Move or JCaRM held at Sasebo, Nagasaki last October 20 to 22, 2015, the Catholic Tokyo International Center (CTIC) had sent three representatives namely, Sr. Tomoko Kiguchi, Marilou Okuyama, and Therese Japitana to participate in the discussion of the current situations of migrants particularly those held in detention centers and the newly arrived migrants from different countries who are mainly employed as trainees.  At the said gathering led by Bishop Goro Matsuura, chair of JCaRM, the sixty plus participants had the opportunity also to visit the US Naval Base, the Omura Detention Center, and a ship building facility at Sasebo where many foreign industrial trainees are employed.  Such visit arranged by the organizer was a rare opportunity for all pastoral workers to migrants to further deepen their understanding of their pastoral mission.  The assembly was also great occasion for pastoral workers to learn from each other`s work in their respective dioceses.  The theme of this year`s JCaRM gathering is “We go by one ship.”

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