US Catholic Institutions and Immigrant Integration: Can They Rise to the Challenge?
Monday, February 24, 2014
8:30am to 5:00pm
595 1/2 3rd Street NW
Washington D.C. 20001
Agenda and List of Speakers Coming Soon
The Catholic Church’s pastoral, charitable, health, labor, legal services, refugee resettlement, educational, ethnic, and community-organizing ministries and institutions — many of which were originally founded to address the needs of immigrants and their progeny — face critical opportunities and challenges in meeting the needs of today’s immigrants. Over the last year, the Catholic Immigrant Integration Project – which is comprised of leaders from these diverse institutions — has documented the church’s work (past and present) with immigrants and has identified successful integration practices. The project has also worked to develop a distinctly Catholic definition of “integration” that can guide the church’s work in this area.
The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) invites you to join service providers, immigrant leaders, scholars, and others for a full day conference on the Church’s work to further the integration and well-being of immigrants and how Catholic institutions might collectively expand and improve their integration work. This public event also marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of CMS’s 50th anniversary.
To register, please email your name, title and organization to firstname.lastname@example.org.