Holy Name Province has placed among its top priorities immigration, one of the most complex and controversial issues of our day. In Chapter 2011 the Province formalized its commitment by passing the following statement:
“The Holy Name Province of the Order of Friars Minor, as a corporate entity as well as through our local communities and ministries, make clear our support for and defense of documented and undocumented immigrants to the United States.”
Our ministries in many locations have taken up efforts to “meet and welcome the stranger.” Peruse the educational and formative programs, advocacy efforts and direct service work going on in our local communities. Consider taking on a similar effort, or think about what else our ministries might do to show solidarity with this marginalized group.
To add to the list, contact Fran Eskin-Royer in Holy Name Province’s Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation.
Efforts that form and inform us to better address the needs of people and/or creation
BORDER AWARENESS EXPERIENCE
EDUCATION AIMED AT RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS AND PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT IN INITIATIVES THAT PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF IMMIGRANTS
CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING – ONE-DAY RETREATS – IMMIGRATION FOCUS
INFORMATION SESSION ON CATHOLIC CHURCH’S POSITION ON IMMIGRATION
JUSTFAITH – CROSSING BORDERS
CROSSING BORDERS: MIGRATION, THEOLOGY, AND
THE HUMAN JOURNEY
St. Camillus Parish
Silver Spring, Md.
This JustFaith module provides participants with a chance to find out about the Church’s position today on the complex and often divisive issue of immigration and to find common ground with people of different political persuasions. The course consists of eight 2½-hour sessions to allow the participants to engage in dialogue.
This 8-week module was offered at St. Camillus Church Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the St. Francis Room, from September 21, 2011 through November 9, 2011. The group was limited to 12 persons seriously committed to attending all 8 weeks. Books are in English so it is necessary to be fluent in English to participate. The cost of the books is $50.00. PRE-REGISTRATION is required so that books can be ordered in advance of the first session.
Contact: Karen Simon