Peace & Justice

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

Monday, December 08, 2008

National Migration Week

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announces National Migration Week in January.
Renewing Hope, Seeking Justice is the theme of 2009’s National Migration Week, held January 4-10. The observance began over 25 years ago by the bishops to be a moment for Catholics to take stock of the wide diversity of the Church and the ministries serving them. As the face of the local churches continue to change, these materials are becoming more and more necessary. The materials created for National Migration Week also provide an important educational resource that can be used by individuals, families, schools, and parishes to learn about the complex issues surrounding migration phenomena.

We hope that you will use these materials as a resource for further reflection on these very important issues. A wide variety of resources is available through USCCB publishing to assist you in this endeavor. Contact them at 800-235-8722 or visit their website at to browse Migration and Refugee Services material.

More information is available here.