Diversity: The world is made up of people of diverse cultures and beliefs. The Bible, especially the Old Testament, has many stories of how God intervened in the lives of people when they had to flee their homeland because of oppression and persecution. One of the key tenets of Christianity is the care for the stranger. Jesus, in the New Testament, challenges people to care and love the stranger and to be inclusive of all. “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me” (Matthew 25:35). The Letters of Paul also remind people of the absolute equality of all people before God. “There is neither Jew nor Greek... for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal 3:28). In Christ, the human race is one before God, equal in dignity and rights. The Catholic Church supports the rights of people to migrate to sustain their lives and the lives of their families. Every person has an equal right to receive from the earth what is necessary for life: food, clothing, shelter. Everyone has the right to education, medical care, religion and the expression of one's culture. When a person cannot achieve a meaningful life in his or her own land, that person has the right to move. Because we are one human family a person cannot consider only what is good for his or her own self and family, but must action with the good of all people as his or her guiding principle. The multicultural character of society today... encourages the Church to take on new commitments of solidarity, communion and evangelisation. Migration movements, in fact, call us to deepen and strengthen the values needed to guarantee peaceful coexistence between persons and cultures. Achieving mere tolerance that respects diversity and ways of sharing between different backgrounds and cultures is not sufficient. This is precisely where the Church contributes to overcoming frontiers and encouraging the 'moving away from attitudes of defensiveness and fear, indifference and marginalisation... towards attitudes based on a culture of encounter, the only culture capable of building a better, more just and fraternal world'.” Pope Francis' message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees: “A Church without frontiers, mother to all” (2014)