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National Migration Week

 

National Migration Week 2015: January 4 - 10

We are One Family Under God


National Migration Week 2015 will take place January 4 – 10 with the theme, "We are One Family Under God," which brings to mind the importance of family in our daily lives. This reminder is particularly important when dealing with the migration phenomenon, as family members are too often separated from one another. Please find below an assortment of resources that can help with your celebration of National Migration Week 2015:

This artistic depiction of the Holy Family is the central image for National Migration Week 2015.Resources

Prayer Cards

We Are One Family Under God

Highlighting the Holy Family, this bilingual prayer card reminds us of the important role that family plays in our lives, the precarious existence of families who are caught in a migration experience

Prayer for Migrant Children

With the recent increase in unaccompanied migrant children along the US/Mexico border, it is particularly important that we keep in our prayers vulnerable children who put into difficult situations, both in this instance and around the world


Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Backgrounder

This resource will provide you with information related to the problem of human trafficking in our world and the way in which the Church has responded to this grave evil

Foreign Labor Recruitment and Human Trafficking

Often overlooked is the extent to which foreign labor recruitment exposes vulnerable people to situations of human trafficking. This resource will show how prevalent this is as a problem and how the Church has responded

Migration

The Catholic Church in the United States has been proactive in their defense of unaccompanied migrant children. Please visit our unaccompanied migrant children website to learn how the Church has advocated for greater protections from these populations.

Refugees

Refuge and Hope in the Time of Isis

A delegation from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS) travelled to Turkey, Bulgaria, and Greece from September 19 to October 4, 2014, to assess the growing humanitarian refugee crisis caused by the three-year war in Syria and the escalation of the conflict to Iraq. This backgrounder provides an overview of their findings




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