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Signs of the Time: Sharing the Journey with Our Immigrant Sisters and Brothers

by Scott Wright

On September 27, Pope Francis will launch a global campaign to support migrants and refugees called “Share the Journey.” The aim of the campaign is to promote a culture of encounter with migrants and refugees, as they journey from their homes, through foreign lands in search of refuge, until they reach a final destination in a land they hope will welcome them and invite them to make a new home.

The Beloved Community and the Right to Dream: A Tribute to the Dreamers

On this day in history, August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered one of the most powerful addresses in U.S history at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Standing at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial, and addressing a crowd of more than 200,000 people, Dr. King spoke of the moment as “the time to make justice a reality for all God’s children” and offered these famous lines: “I have a dream….” As a child, I remember hearing those words live on television.

Action Alert: Sorrow & Mourning Flee Away!

Bishop Mark Seitz greeting migrants during the annual mass at the US/Mexico border

We are almost halfway through the Summer of Action!

Congress is currently working through the process of funding the federal government for the coming fiscal year. The proposals we’ve seen so far do not line up with our values of welcome, family unity, and solidarity with the vulnerable. The House of Representatives is working to vote on such a budget package THIS WEEK.

On the Border of Hope: Two Trips to the US/Mexico Border

Monica and her border trip companions visiting with Jorge.

In his letter Bishop Mark Seitz reminds us that “every human being bears within him or her the image of God, which confers upon us a dignity higher than any passport or immigration status.” This applies to not only migrants but also border patrol agents, deportation agents and deported persons, judges, and lawyers. Each one of us is a child of God.

What are you doing this summer?

Last week in partnership with the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, we kicked off this Summer of Action to make sure the federal budget reflects our commitment to uphold the dignity of our migrant sisters and brothers. The president has already requested billions of dollars over last year’s funding for immigration enforcement, including proposals that would...

Join the 2017 Summer of Action!

Over the past few months, we have witnessed consistent rhetoric and actions that negatively impact the communities Columbans serve. From executive actions that unnecessarily increase militarization at the US/Mexico border to the announcement of the end of our participation in the Paris climate agreement, the actions of the administration do not align with Gospel values...

The D.C. Effect

My first visit to Washington D.C. was a short one, three days to be exact. Before arriving, I had settled on a short list of things I needed to see in my short time here: visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National Archives. Little did I know the profound effect visiting these places would have on me. After a tour of the Holocaust museum, I was lead into a small lobby where a poster read: “The next time you witness hatred, the next time you see injustice, think about what you saw....