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In this Catholic Social Teaching faith-in-action workshop part 1, the reasons and data around migration, especially forced migration and internal displacement will be explored. Catholic Social Teaching in relation to migration and the principles of solidarity and the dignity of the human person will be discussed. The work of the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), the Migrant & Refugee Section, Vatican, and the West Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office (WACMRO) will also be considered. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Faith Formation.
Deacon Gregory Lowe is the inaugural Director of the new Western Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (WACMRO). WACMRO seeks to promote the acceptance and settlement of migrants and refugees into Australia. It aspires to support migrants and refugees in a manner that upholds their dignity to enable them to feel a sense of welcome and belonging in the parish and broader community. Rev. Gregory was ordained deacon by Archbishop Hickey in 2006 for the Perth Archdiocese. Currently, he is the Parish Deacon in the Innaloo / Karrinyup parish where he conducts baptisms, marriages,
funerals and assists at the Sunday Mass.