2015 Catholic Institutions & Immigrant Integration Conference
October 01, 2015 09:30 AM - 08:30 PM
The Catholic Church’s diverse institutions – parishes, schools, hospitals, charities, labor, legal programs, refugee resettlement, community-organizing, pastoral, and others – face critical opportunities and challenges in meeting the needs of today’s immigrants.
The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR), Hope Border Institute, and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) hosted a special convening on the US-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas with the leaders of diverse Catholic institutions, scholars, service providers and immigrant communities. The one-day conference featured discussions on: innovative and successful programs within Catholic parishes; how Catholic institutions measure the impact of their work with immigrant communities; collaboration between faith-based institutions and scholars related to immigrant well-being, integration and empowerment; and efforts to construct a new narrative of the US-Mexico border.