Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Monday, July 07, 2008

National Migration Conference

The 2008 National Migration Conference is co-sponsored by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS) in partnership with Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services.

The conference will be July 28-31 at the Hilton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Over 600 participants expected, including representatives from the CLINIC and USCCB/MRS networks, government and non-government partner agencies, Church officials, and other interested individuals and organizations.

According to the organizers, the conference will feature:
* Renowned experts and speakers covering a wide range of migration-related topics, including a discussion of services to and the pastoral care of immigrants, migrants, refugees, unaccompanied immigrant children, victims of human trafficking, and other people on the move.

* Opportunities for networking, information-sharing, staff recognition, celebration and special liturgies.

* Public advocacy, featuring Congressional visits to Capitol Hill.

Questions? Contact Izzy Menchero, CLINIC at (202) 635-5825 or Jim Kuh, USCCB/MRS at (202) 541-3220 or via e-mail at Or, you can visit the conference website here.