Training of Pastoral Agents in Tzaneen – Limpopo

The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA), in conjunction with the Pastoral Care for migrants and refugees of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg and the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO), hosts training workshops geared at equipping pastoral agents with better skills and knowledge to deal with migrants and refugees. The programme is made up of various topics deemed appropriate to deal with migrants and refugees issues, in the Southern African context.

Theese topics include:

• Understanding International Migration in Africa
• Migration in the Bible
• History of the Pastoral Care of Migrants
• The Human Rights of Migrants
• The Teaching of the Church on Migration
• The Laity in the Ministry to the Migrants
• The Theology of Migration
• Counselling Migrants and Refugees
• Advocacy and Networking
• Migration and Health
• The Challenge of Religious Diversity
• Pastoral Planning in the Migrant Ministry