People are on the move all over the globe! Large-scale migration is one of the most important social developments of our time; and the increasing growth in population and changes in demographics are exciting and challenging. However, too many societies have proven to be ill equipped to handle the rapidly changing populations. As a result, communities all over the globe are struggling with the serious implications of large-scale migration. What’s fueling this large wave of migration? What are the social justice issues involved? What is the Christian response to immigration? How is the church to live out our mission in the midst of large-scale migration?
Faithful to our Catholic heritage, we are called to read the signs of the times and respond accordingly. This means that at all times we are to face the social realities in our midst, judge these realities in light the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching, and act justly. With this in mind, the Jesuit Social Research Institute invites you to join us for this conference as we delve into core issues and stories of migration in the third millennium and reflect on how we may be able to put our faith into action on behalf of people on the move. Our conference moves from the experience of the internally displaced people of Katrina’s New Orleans in the first week to the migrating peoples of the South in the second to the plight of immigrant peoples of the United States in the third to the world’s displaced in the last week.
This conference is sponsored by the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans and funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
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