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National Migration Week 2014 will take place January 5-11 with the theme, "Out of the Darkness." Migrants and particularly the most vulnerable migrants: children, the undocumented, refugees, and victims of human trafficking, often find themselves existing in a kind of figurative darkness where their options remain limited and their ability to live out their lives in its fullness severely restricted. Often at risk of violence or exploitation these vulnerable populations need to be provided the support needed so that they can thrive.
It is our call as the Church to bring the light of Christ to these populations, banish the darkness, and help to bring them from the margins of society to its center. Doing so will provide vulnerable migrants with a protected space in which they can flourish as human beings. This requires prayer for those who are marginalized, alongside an active presence in the public square to demand that protections are provided to those who need them most.
In the coming weeks we plan on providing a number of resources that reflect on the central theme for this year's National Migration Week. Please check back regularly to see what new resources are available for your use. Some of these items will be available for download only while others will be available in bulk for a nominal cost through the USCCB Bookstore. If there are resources that you think would be helpful for your ministry, please contact us and we will do what we can to meet your needs. To purchase National Migration Week materials, please visit the USCCB Bookstore on-line. You can also find links to order each of the 2014 National Migration Week materials below.
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