Learn what's really happening on the US/MX border and how people of faith can stand in solidarity with migrants and the border communities that welcome them.
Hundreds of men and women, accompanied by their children, are deported every day through the Paso del Norte international bridge in Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua. They are taken to the city's shelters, where this picture was taken, and the children play in the shelters courtyard.
2021 was another challenging year for our sisters and brothers coming to the United States’ southern border looking for refuge. In 2022, the continuation of inhumane migration policies, as well as the uncertainty of our upcoming midterm elections, call on all of us to continue advocating for the protection of migrants and asylum seekers.
The twin ecological crises of climate change and biodiversity loss were at the center of international and national discussion for much of 2021. As 2022 gets underway, we want to share some thoughts about our top priorities when it comes to advocating for the protection of our common home.
A 2015 survey of Congressional staffers found that 79% of them said a personal story from a constituent related to a bill or issue would be helpful. However, only 18% said they receive that information frequently. Clearly this "gap" is part of the reason politics isn't addressing the people's needs.
Those that accompany migrants along their journey know that governments do not always live up to their commitments. Often nonprofit organizations, and especially faith-based organizations, must fill in the gaps that government policies create in order to ensure basic needs are met.
Since detecting the first reported coronavirus (Covid-19 or pandemic) cases, the people in the Philippines are experiencing widespread fear of contracting Covid-19. Loss of income and hunger are major problems.
"I left El Paso greatly altered by my brief time there. ... I urge you to invest in an experience like this or sponsor someone you think could be transformed by the experience. This will open you in ways unimagined."
The Laudato Si' Action Platform is inviting different sectors of the Church to embark on a journey toward sustainability and integral ecology. Will you join us?
The San José del Callao Hospital on January 20, 2021 Callao, Peru. Regular infrastructure reached its limit at the beginning of the second wave of the disease in Peru. (Johnattan Rupire)
In Chile and Peru, the Covid-19 pandemic is surging and creating even more suffering for the poor and the vulnerable. The effects of the pandemic go far beyond being solely a health issue. Indeed, this is no surprise as Pope Francis persistently invites us to see that "everything is interconnected."
The Biden administration had reached agreements with the governments of Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala to secure their borders. This signals a dangerous reversal of the administration’s promise to pursue a more just and compassionate response to migrants and refugees.
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