Leader: Thousands of Sudanese refugees felt powerless to stop their villages being burned to the ground as the conflict raged around them.
Leader: People in Tamil Nadu had the courage and perseverance to rebuild their lives after the tsunami.
Leader: Two years ago Margaret was earning a good living, then the factory she worked in closed down. Now, with no job, no money and rising food prices, she struggles to feed her children.
Leader: The love and compassion of foster mothers in Cambodia is sustaining children who have been bereaved through AIDS.
Leader: Returning refugees in Sudan often find that their homes have been destroyed and they have no means of making a living. They have to rely on the help of others.
Leader: Setrida is a volunteer who visits people affected by HIV and AIDS. She says: ‘I’m convinced I’m working for God by being a care giver. I feel that it’s a gift.
Leader: ‘We had seen how our own people were suffering because of illness and that drove us to do something. We pray with them. We comfort and encourage them.’
Leader: Kenyan women who lost almost everything in the drought are working their way out of poverty by joining hands and speaking up for themselves.
Leader: Surrounded by beauty and the wealth of natural resources, indigenous Bolivians still live in poverty.
Leader: These Indonesians have been stripped of everything they own by an earthquake. ‘The devastation is absolute. The area is unrecognisable.’
Leader: In northern Kenya, many rural people are close to breaking point. ‘We were so disappointed; we had done our work, prepared the farms, but the rain didn’t come again. We wondered, ‘have we done something wrong to God?’
Leader: ‘We tried to give my son the little food we had, but he had already got so weak that he was not eating, or even drinking.’
Leader: In East Timor, many people risked their lives in the fight for independence.
Leader: A memorial to those killed in the struggle for land inspires Fr Henri to walk alongside those fighting for land rights in Brazil today.
Leader: Change is happening. Lives are being transformed. We are filled with hope.
Stations of the Cross Walk with us Photos: James Alcock, Julie Bubbers, Annie Bungeroth, Vicky Cosstick, Frederic Courbet, Noel Garvin, Mike Goldwater, Caroline Irby, Paul Jeffrey, Thomas Omondi, Astrid de Valon