Each of us wants to be part of a welcoming community, but we often find ourselves at a loss as to where to start. We know the Lord calls on us, but how? What if I don’t have the space or the means to provide shelter? What if there are no immigrants in my community? What if those around me are reluctant to learn about immigration? This tool is intended to help a community reflect on how they can best be welcoming and hospitable.
About 60 million people around the globe have been forced to leave their homes to escape war, violence and persecution.
Sr. Norma emphasizes the importance of hospitality as a way to remind those who migrate that they are people of God, that they have dignity, and that they matter.
Early December is a key time to advocate for the passage of Dream Act legislation which would provide protection and a path to citizenship for undocumented young people, including DACA recipients.
Our Lady of Guadalupe has become an eminent image throughout Latin America and even North America and is often seen as an advocate for migrants and vulnerable populations across the Americas.
The Catholic Teach-In on Immigration aims to create a “culture of encounter” that leads to greater understanding and empathy on the issue of undocumented immigration by bringing together undocumented immigrants and U.S.-born Catholics in a prayerful, intimate, and safe place.
Sr. Norma Pimentel shared reflections on her work at the U.S.-Mexico border as the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley during the 2016 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice hosted by Ignatian Solidarity Network in Washington, D.C.
Pope Francis’s Press Conference to present the “Share the Journey” International Campaign of Caritas Internationalis of solidarity with migrants and refugees. NOTE: The press conference takes place at 4 AM Eastern on September 27, 2017. Live video will be available then with recorded video soon afterward at this link.
Bishop Mark J. Seitz, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, published a pastoral letter entitled, “Sorrow and Mourning Flee Away: Pastoral Letter on Migration to the People of God in the Diocese of El Paso.”
A resource created by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network to help Dreamers understand scenarios based on their DACA status.
Interesting linksHere are some interesting links for you! Enjoy your stay :)
- Campaña por la Hospitalidad — Español
- Come to the Table Potlucks
- Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Français – Campagne pour l’hospitalité
- Hacer el compromiso: Quédate con los que buscan asilo
- Immigration Detention Center Pilgrimages
- Join The Campaign
- Light in the Darkness: Uniting in Prayer for Immigrant Families
- Light in the Darkness: Vigil for Immigrant Families
- Love Your Neighbor
- Send a Love Your Neighbor Note
- Share the love – Spread the word!
- Take Action
- Take the Pledge: Stand With Those Seeking Asylum
- Thank you for taking the pledge