Center response to family separations at US/Mexico border

By: JP Shortall

June 20, 2018

Formed by Catholic social teaching and especially inspired by the welcome and healing ministries of St. Teresa of Calcutta and St. André Bessette, C.S.C., the Center for Social Concerns lends its voice in support of Fr. Jenkins’ call that the Executive branch of the federal government cease its practice of separating children from their parents. As Pope Francis noted in his 2015 address to the U.S. Congress, we must respond to the refugee crisis “in a way which is always humane, just, and fraternal.”'

What can we do? (suggestions from Fr. James Martin, S.J.)

Visit the Vatican's Migrant and Refugee page 
Visit the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration and Refugee Services
Visit the pages for the Jesuit Refugee Service/InternationalJRS/USA, and the Kino Border Initiative

Help organizations, financially, who are helping the migrants now, including:

Catholic Charities/USA
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
Kino Border Initiative (a Jesuit ministry) 
Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Legal help is very important right now, particularly for asylum seekers.
You can also read and sign the Advocacy Action Alert on Family Separation.

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