The Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC), a coalition of 35 national faith-based organizations, including the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, published the following requests for action from the 113th Congress, which will be seated in January 2013.
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.
Mark your calendars!
Tuesday, January 22: National faith call-in day for humane immigration reform
[From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition:] We’ve been praying and working for immigration reform, and now is our chance to make it a reality. On Tuesday, January 22, let’s welcome the new Congress by making sure they know that people of faith demand humane immigration reform in 2013.
Debbie Northern worked in El Salvador for eight years as a Maryknoll lay missioner. She now works as the training and education programs manager for the Maryknoll Lay Missioners.
National Migration Week 2013 will held from January 6-12 with a primary theme of “We are Strangers No Longer: Our Journey of Hope Continues.”
This year's national conference for the USCCB's Migration and Refugee Services and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) will be held in early December in Atlanta, GA.
The Challenge of Peacemaking
with Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Pax Christi USA’s founding bishop-president, Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace and the 1991 Teacher of Peace
The following statement was approved on September 6, 2006 by Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers General Council, the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic Congregational Leadership Team, and the Maryknoll Lay Missioners Association Leadership Team.
MIgrants continue to suffer tremendously as they search for a better life for themselves and their families.
This issue of NewsNotes includes articles on recent protests in Peru, an update on Sudan and South Sudan, a report from the Rio+20 Earth Summit, and much more ...
- 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