At Home Together: The Church and the Immigrant Family
Credit: Center for Migration Studies of New York

At Home Together: The Church and the Immigrant Family

Event Date and Time September 1, 2015 6:00 pm
Event Ends September 1, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue Archdiocesan Pastoral Center
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2015 Philly Immigrant Families

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In advance of Pope Francis’s first visit to the United States to participate in the 2015 World Meeting of Families, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the World Meeting of Families, the Center for Migration Studies of New York, Villanova University, Migration and Refugee Services/US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious hosted an evening event on the challenges facing immigrant families in the United States and the Catholic Church’s response. The event covered Catholic teaching on migration, the Church’s pastoral work with immigrant families in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and nationally, the personal experiences of immigrant families in their new country, the ways in which immigration law and policy divide and undermine families, and advocacy responses on a local and a national level.