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Resources: Standing with immigrants & refugees

U.S. Bishops issue Pastoral Reflection: Living as a People of God in Unsettled Times (March 22, 2017)

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Administrative Committee issued a pastoral reflection in solidarity with those who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict or fear in their native lands. In the statement, the bishops encourage each of us to do what we can to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States.
 

How Catholics in the U.S. can help

Read "7 Things You Can Do to Help" from Catholic Relief Services
 

Justice for Immigrants

Catholic Principles of Migration
Knowing your rights:
Resources for and about immigrants and refugees
Executive orders Q & A
ACTION ALERT: Write to lawmakers in support of immigrants & refugees
Visit the Justice for Immigrants website (JFI is an immigration reform campaign sponsored by the USCCB) 

Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.

Know your rights: A collection of resources 

Executive Order Webinar

Justice for Immigrants Executive Order Webinar, Feb. 3 (Listen

 

Additional resources

 
The world has been focused with great intensity on the tragedy of refugees fleeing upheaval in Syria and other countries to Europe. But there is a much broader story playing out in the countries surrounding Syria and Iraq who have absorbed most of the 3.9 million refugees - more than half of them children.  Where are they to go? How are they to sustain themselves and their children? What are the long-term consequences? Questions abound, but our Catholic Christian mission to welcome and care for the stranger continues.
 
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is working with refugees, mostly women and children, who are largely hidden in the news but who are suffering the most from the civil war in Syria and the rise of ISIS.

Catholic Relief Services has ramped up its response to the migrant crisis by working with church partners in Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Serbia. CRS is providing food, water, shelter, medical and legal care to more than 700,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey and Iraq.

Programs to help children get beyond their trauma are among CRS's key areas of focus.

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to support the efforts of CRS in their work with refugees: (click the button below):
 
Thank you. And please, keep migrants and refugees everywhere close in your thoughts. They are frightened, far from home and will need your prayers and support every step of the way.
                                              A prayer for refugees from CRS. 

Contact:

Annalise Laumeyer, communications director
 
Photo credit: (above & on main page) CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec