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.
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.
An invitation to honesty and anti-racism in the face of white supremacy in the United States.
How can we articulate a fair immigration policy in a divided country?
In response to last week’s article “Should A Catholic Support the Border Wall?” by Daniel Mascarenhas, SJ, Brian Strassburger, SJ explores the broader issue of immigration reform, especially as it relates to the U.S.-Mexico border.
How an experience at the Kino Border Initiative transformed the heart of one volunteer.