Please join Catholic Relief Services and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for an online Catholics Confront Global Poverty discussion Thursday, Oct. 13, from 1-1:30 p.m.
Background: Now that Congress is considering changes to our nation’s immigration system, we have a real opportunity to address why people migrate and the humanitarian consequences of our current policies. The Church understands the major reasons people migrate to the United States are to escape poverty, unemployment, and violence. Widespread poverty and unemployment in countries such as El Salvador and Mexico have been caused in part by policies that have neglected the needs of poor and vulnerable people and investments in rural areas.
Join us to:
- Hear about the Church’s ongoing work to defend the life and dignity of people who are migrating, and those living in poverty throughout the world;
- Learn about the current Immigration Reform legislation and if the push factors of migration are included;
- Ask questions and engage in dialogue with experts on this issue; and,
- Find out how Catholics in the United States, through the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative, can make a difference for our brothers and sisters who live in poverty.
For more information:
- Read the recent interview of Bishop Kicanas of Tucson, AZ and CRS’ Rick Jones in the National Catholic Register about migration.
- Discover an innovative program in Nicaragua, run by CRS and our partners, designed to empower women and help families break out of poverty.
- Learn about the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants Campaign.
- Read about Catholic Social Teaching and migration.
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