Like any home, we may hear of the unpleasant experiences of those who attempt to enter. We can then ask ourselves, what can help soften our hearts?
Posts in Immigration
With rising numbers of migrants reaching our southern border, we need to be reminded of the mutually beneficial relationship between the Church and migrants in our transnational world. Migrants need the Church and the Church needs migrants.
Sr. Liz Sjoberg says collaboration with lay people is essential for her ministry on the southern border.
President-elect Joe Biden has not put immigration at the top of his list of priorities. But we should. How can we build a culture of encounter to help reshape attitudes and policies around immigration? We can begin in our local parishes and schools. Here’s how.
On Sunday, Pope Francis released the third encyclical of his papacy entitled “Fratelli Tutti,” on fraternity and social friendship. An encyclical is one of the highest ranking documents from a Pope. In this lengthy letter, he offers critiques of populism, neoliberalism, and militarized borders. He restates a rejection of the death penalty. He calls on all people to recognize and live out our common fraternity. Read this article for a complete overview.
The Broadway hit musical “Hamilton” tells the lesser-known story of one of the immigrant Founding Fathers. Inspired by the musical, An Vu reflects on his own journey immigrating to the United States from Vietnam.
The socioeconomic and political crisis has caused millions of Venezuelans to flee their homeland. Now those migrants are suffering even more acutely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hear about how the Jesuits in Colombia are responding to this crisis, and learn about how you can get involved.
The Supreme Court’s ruling offers temporary relief for young migrants. Legislation is needed for a permanent fix.
La opinión de la Corte Suprema ofrece un alivio temporal para los jóvenes inmigrantes. Hace falta legislación para una solución permanente.
An invitation to honesty and anti-racism in the face of white supremacy in the United States.