Remaining on the path to social and environmental justice

09/23/2020 12:03 pm

In celebration of the Season of Creation, we've honored the interconnectedness of humanity and the environment. Answered the call to care for all creation. Made our voices heard on World Day for Migrants and Refugees 2020, Sept. 27.

But violence of both the human and climate kind continues to push refugees out of their homes. Our brothers and sisters, as Pope Francis has put into words, are still "Forced Like Jesus Christ to Flee." FSPA remains on the path to social and environmental justice with them and invites you, through these resources, to join us.

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Image courtesy of Migrants and Refugees

Leadership Conference of Women Religious

LCWR's Global Concerns Committee shares "Experience," "Social Analysis and" "Reflection" and offers "Action" steps for all in the document "Resolution To Action."

Pope Francis' Message

The Vatican's action-oriented office, The Migrants & Refugees Section, is directed by Pope Francis "to ensure that those forced to flee are not shut out or left behind. Listen to, learn from and act upon their their stories at migrants-refugees.va.

"The Great Climate Migration"

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Photo by Meridith Kohut for The New York Times

There has been "a tragic rise," says Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si', "in the number of migrants seeking to flee from the growing poverty caused by environmental degradation." The New York Times Magazine paints a clear and visually compelling quantification of this crisis in the article "The Great Climate Migration."

Franciscan Network for Migrants

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Franciscan Network for Migrants "brings together the Franciscan family and allies who are working on behalf of the migrants and refugees in the Americas in migrant centers and shelters, in parishes, and other ministries." Walk with the network at redfranciscana.org.

Immigrants in Wisconsin

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"One in 20 Wisconsin residents was born in another country," reports the American Immigration Council. "As neighbors, business owners, taxpayers, and workers, immigrants are an integral part of Wisconsin’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all." To get statistics about the immigration community in Wisconsin as well as a fact sheet to download, visit americanimmigrationcouncil.org.


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