An invitation to all Jesuits, Jesuit works and the Ignatian family to expand our advocacy efforts on behalf of our migrant brothers and sisters
As increasing numbers of people have come to the U.S.-Mexico border fleeing violence and insecurity in their home countries, the U.S. government has responded by restricting access to asylum through such policies as “turnbacks,” Remain in Mexico and family separation.
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The following resources can assist your community in lifting up the dignity of those who migrate.
Advocate for more humane migration policies by scheduling advocacy meetings with your congressperson’s in-district offices.
How to book a meeting
Preparation resources and leave behind
Learn more about preparing for an advocacy meeting with Ignatian Solidarity Network’s Advocacy 101 Training Guide.
Engage your wider community in advocacy for humane migration policies with the 1/4 page sign-on cards.
Amplify the provincials’ message and the World Day of Migrants and Refugees by sharing the bulletin insert.
Weekly Bulletin Text
Join the global church in using the Vatican’s lectionary resources for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
The church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees since 1914. It is an occasion to express concern for many different vulnerable people on the move, to pray for the challenges migrants face and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers.
In 2019, the World Day is being celebrated on Sunday, September 29. Pope Francis has chosen the theme “It is not just about migrants” to help us recognize our blindspots and ensure that no one remains excluded from society, whether a longtime resident or someone newly-arrived.
Learn more about how the Remain in Mexico policy and turnbacks of asylum seekers are compounding the suffering of migrants and refugees.