Trafficking, sexual slavery, child prostitution ... all are gross violations of human dignity and demand urgent attention.
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.
The following reflection, prepared by Tim O’Connell, who served as a lay missioner in El Salvador, was published in A Maryknoll Liturgical Year: Reflections on the Readings for Year B, available from Orbis Books.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns strongly objects to the announcement made by the Department of Homeland Security on January 8, 2018 that more than 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been living and working legally in the United States with Temporary Protected Status must leave within the next 18 months or face deportation.
Pope Francis’ message for the World Day Peace on January 1 calls on the world to view global migration not as a threat but as an opportunity to build peace. The following article was published in the January-February 2018 issue of NewsNotes. CLICK HERE to download our two-page flyer
Plan now to attend Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) in Washington, D.C., April 20 – 23. The theme is “A World Uprooted: Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People.” More information is available at www.advocacydays.org, or contact the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
Stories from migrants on the Mexico-side of the border and volunteers offering water on the U.S.-side.
Catholic organizations press for positive change in the lives of those who work in the international fishing industry.
Pope Francis’ message for the World Day Peace on January 1 calls on the world to view global migration not as a threat but as an opportunity to build peace.
Join 15,000 people to demand that Congress take action on a clean Dream Act and permanent status for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders.
Kevin Carroll, nonviolence and peace fellow at the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, reflects on his students who have awakened him to hope and peace on this first Sunday of Advent.
The new Advent reflection guide for 2017 offers us all a special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to Jesus' way of life, rooted in love and welcome.
- 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