Introduction

The simulation exists as a stand-alone program to educate participants on the issues facing Syrian refugees. In a 20-30-minute interaction, participants experience:

  • who refugees are and the experiences that drive them from their homes;
  • reenactments of potential options that face refugees as they flee;
  • simulations of life outside their home country;
  • reflection, through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching, of what it means to be a refugee and what our response might be;
  • opportunities to engage in advocacy.

The four headings below (LEARN, PLAN, REFLECT, ADVOCATE) will give essential background on the issue, instructions on how to set up the simulation, and resources for reflection, prayer, and advocacy.

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