Resources on Migrants, Immigrants and Refugees –2011
“The Church hears the suffering cry of all who are uprooted from their own land, of families forcefully separated, of those who, in the rapid changes of our day, are unable to find a stable home anywhere. She senses the anguish of those without rights, without any security, at the mercy of every kind of exploitation, and she supports them in their unhappiness. We are called to work so that every person’s dignity is respected, the immigrant is welcomed as a brother or sister, and all humanity forms a united family which knows how to appreciate with discernment the different cultures which comprise it.” –John Paul II
This site of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights provides fact sheets, current information re: immigration policies, action alerts and opportunities for personal involvement.
The Justice for Immigrants Campaign has developed a series of resources that discuss a wide range of topics related to immigration. The educational tools available on this site include information on how to reach out to the media, tips for pastors who are developing homilies on immigration related issues, and a fact sheet debunking commonly held myths that some opponents of reform claim are facts.
This site of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offers an overview of Catholic Social Teaching on migration as well as multiple resources for parish and educational settings.
This site offers multiple links to migration and refugee services.
The International Catholic Migration Commission serves and protects uprooted people: refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants, regardless of faith, ethnicity or nationality. Their website offers multiple resources and links on migration issues.
This site of the Catholic Immigration Centre of Ottawa offers a broad range of information for those working with migratory populations in Canada.