Peace & Justice

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

Monday, January 05, 2009

National Migration Week

National Migration Week, January 4-10, 2009

With all the other problems our nation faces, many are forgetting the plight of the immigrant who continues to suffer from the failure to reform our immigration system. National Immigration Week has been set aside by our United States Bishops as an opportunity for Catholics to reflect more deeply on the issues prompting global e/immigration. Issues such as war, poverty, climate change, starvation and life in refugee camps are forcing people to move wherever more life, with dignity, is to be found.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and many other organizations have signed onto a new Interfaith Immigration Platform. You can view the document here.