THE REFUGEE TRAGEDY
As long as there have been wars, persecution, discrimination and intolerance, there have been
refugees. They are of every race and religion and can be found in every part of the world. Forced to flee out of fear for their lives and liberty, they have often left everything behind, experienced terrible suffering and been separated from their families. In refugee camps they will find safety, but the living conditions are grim. In their asylum country, refugees are often victims of xenophobia. If, after years of exile, they are finally able to return home, their return is often to
a country shattered by war.
WHAT is Walk a Mile in My Shoes?
- An opportunity for communities to pause and experience, if only vicariously and if only for a few moments, the frustrations, the disappointments, and the hopes that refugees around the world face.
- A structured event in which individuals, students, community groups, and their guests assume the role of refugees and act out some typical activities that a refugee experiences.
WHY Participate in Walk a Mile in My Shoes?
We are called to bring hope to the hopeless, to bring about
God’s Kingdom here on earth.
Today, there are more than 65 million displaced people around the world, the most since World War II. While it is impossible to fully comprehend what it is like to be forced from your home and live as a refugee, Walk a Mile in
my Shoes simulation provides individuals, and families with an opportunity to begin to understand what it might be like.
WHAT will I Experience?
- A 20 to 30 minute rotation through stations followed by a simple meal
- Entry/boarder station
- Setting Up Camp Station
- Food Station
- Water Station
- Medical Health Station
- School and Sports Station
- Continue your simulation experience by sharing a simple community meal at the end served in the Family Center
WHO Should Participate?
ALL who wish to gain a better understanding of the refugee crisis
For individuals of all ages and families
Is there a COST for Walk a Mile in My Shoes Refugee Simulation?
NO - IT IS COMPLETELY FREE