2014 Catholic Institutions & Immigrant Integration Conference
February 24, 2014 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
The Catholic Church’s institutions and ministries – education, health, charities, labor, legal services, refugee resettlement, community-organizing, pastoral, and others – face critical opportunities and challenges in meeting the needs of today’s immigrants. In 2013 to 2014, a number of leaders from diverse institutions had been meeting to discuss the Church’s role in integrating immigrants, with the aim of increasing the Church’s collective work in this area. These leaders have documented the Church’s past and present work with immigrants, worked toward a distinctly Catholic definition of integration, and identified promising integration programs and practices in diverse institutions.
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration in 2014, the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) invited service providers, immigrant leaders, scholars, and others for an all-day conference on the Catholic Church’s work to further the integration and well-being of immigrants and how Catholic institutions might collectively expand and improve this work. The agenda, presentations, and multimedia are now available.
The US Catholic Institutions and Immigrant Integration Project is made possible through the support of the SC Ministry Foundation and the Porticus Foundation.