Join the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) and Marquette University for the 2022 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII) Conference from September 13-14th. We will also have in-person site visits to migrant ministries and programs in Milwaukee on September 12th.
The conference fee is $100 for in-person attendance, which includes meals during the conference program. The conference fee to attend virtually is $25.
COVID-19 vaccination is required for all in-person attendees. Please confirm your vaccination status when you register.
Discounts and fee waivers are available for those indicating financial need. Marquette students, staff, and faculty, as well as conference moderators and speakers may also attend the conference free of charge. To request a discount or fee waiver, please contact Karen Huie at [email protected] or Melissa Katsoris at [email protected].
Priest and deacon attendees are invited to celebrate, concelebrate, or serve at our conference liturgies. If you would like to do so, please have appropriate documentation (a letter of good standing or equivalent) sent by your diocese/religious superiors to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, 3501 S Lake Drive, St. Francis, WI 53235. A copy must also be sent via email to Fr. Nathaniel Romano SJ, Marquette Campus Ministry, at [email protected]
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Since its inception in 2013, the CIII conference has sought to strengthen the individual and collective work of diverse Catholic institutions, programs, and ministries with immigrants and refugees. This year’s event will feature plenary presentations, workshops, and events on diverse topics, including:
- Forming Catholic leaders on Catholic social teaching on migrants and refugees.
- Building a whole-of-church response to multiple displacement crises.
- International migration, the future of work and Laudato Si.
- Racism in US immigration policy and practice.
- Lessons in working with immigrants from the COVID-19 crisis.
- Crafting holistic responses to the causes of forced migration.
- The work of Catholic institutions at international borders.
- Rebuilding the US refugee and legal immigration systems.
- Building welcoming and inclusive parishes.
- Catholic responses to human trafficking.
- Immigrant youth participation and leadership in Catholic institutions.
- Immigrant integration in the Midwest.
To learn more about this unique initiative, please go to https://cmsny.org/about/initiatives/catholic-immigrant-integration-initiative/.
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this event.
For participants and individuals who would like to help sponsor the event, click here to see our sponsorship opportunities.
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