Br. John Beeching has spent years in Thailand, and share many beautiful reflections about living his Christian life surrounded by Buddhism.
Maryknoll missioners have worked with migrants and people on the move for decades. They have served Burmese refugees in Thailand, Thai workers all over Asia, Burundian and Rwandan refugees in East Africa, and have accompanied Guatemalans, who, after years in Mexico, returned home to start anew in a more peaceful country. Our faith compels us to stand in solidarity with migrants.
Here in the United States, we are profoundly affected by the contribution of migrants in our society, and we have a responsibility to treat them, like all the rest of God’s creation, with dignity and respect.
Sr. Ann Hayden has served as a missioner in Central America; she will wrap up her six-year term on the Maryknoll Sisters' Congregational Leadership Team in the fall of 2014.
Urgent: Call the Senate and House today: Demand that Congress REJECT rollbacks to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) recently published Mexico’s Other Border Security, Migration, and the Humanitarian Crisis between Guatemala and Mexico.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Justice for Immigrants campaign offers On Fire for Immigration Reform: A Pentecost Resource.
In solidarity with visits by the USCCB's Committee on Migration to members of Congress, call your representative and senators and urge just and humane immigration reform.
The following is an excerpt from a letter sent by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, expressing the bishops' concern about the U.S.'s immigration enforcement policies.
No More Deaths will hold its 2014 summer volunteer program June 6-October 24.
In collaboration with the Justice for Immigrants (JFI) campaign of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns urges you to take action for immigration reform during Lent 2014.
The 2014 National Migration Conference will be held July 7-10 in Washington, D.C.
Fast for Families Across America will hold a bus tour across the country, ending on April 9 in Washington, D.C.
- USCCB News Release on National Migration Week 2014 | En Español
- Advocacy activities you are urged to do during the week:
Tuesday, Jan. 7 - Send a JFI e-postcard for the national electronic advocacy day.
- Border Action Network
- Christian Campaign for Immigration Reform
- Forced Migration Online
- Franciscans International's Handbook on Human Trafficking
- Franciscans International's Handbook on Migrant Workers
- Humane Borders
- International Organization for Migration
- Justice for Immigrants
- Migration Information Source
- Migration Policy Institute
- No More Deaths campaign
- Refugees International
- U.S. Catholic bishops and immigration: A chronology
- U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants