Before interning with the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach (CCAO) in early 2018, I saw the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or, DACA) program through different eyes. I blinded myself to the realities Dreamers face, buying into the rhetoric that paints DACA as a way to protect lawbreakers. Looking back, I am ashamed.
In October of 2019, the Vatican will host a Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region with the theme "The Amazon: New paths for the Church and for integral ecology."
Juan Corral is an intern for the Columban Mission Center in El Paso, Texas. He spent the past month interviewing recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, or Dreamers. He also interviewed the friends of DACA recipients.
by Scott Wright, CCAO Director
On Friday, February 15th, the President declared a national state of emergency.
What is the national emergency?
At the heart of the Columban mission is cross-cultural exchange, the belief that God speaks to us through the experiences of others, particularly those who are marginalized or living in poverty, and that we should open our hearts to learn from those experiences. As St. Columban puts it: “a life unlike your own can be your teacher.”
Welcome to 2019! We look forward to working with you this year to advocate for a healthy environment, protections for migrants, sustainable livelihoods for all, and peace around the world.
image: mural at Sacred Heart Parish in El Paso, TX of Our Lady of Guadalupe offering relief to migrants
by Scott Wright
Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion! See, I am coming to dwell among you. (Zechariah 2: 14-17)
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