Plenary Panel VI: How Can Catholic Institutions Better Promote Integration, Protection, and Defense

Plenary Panel VI: How Can Catholic Institutions Better Promote Integration, Protection, and Defense

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Catholic teaching recognizes the right not to have to migrate, as well as the need to promote the full participation of immigrants, refugees, and their families in their new communities. Panelists explored how Catholic institutions can strengthen their work in promoting the integration, protection, and defense of persons with strong roots in sending and receiving communities. It considered this challenge at a time of large-scale displacement, returns and removals, and economic hardship. Speakers include:

Moderator: Rev. Leonir Chiarello, Superior General, Scalabrinian Missionaries

Panelists:

  • Maruja MB Asis, Director, Scalabrini Migration Center of Manila
  • Elizabeth Ferris, Research Professor, Institute for the Study of International Migration
  • His Eminence Cardinal Alvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri, Bishop of Huehuetenango, Guatemala
  • Rev. Robert Stark, S.S.S., Regional Coordinator – North America, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, Migrants and Refugees Section, Dicastery for Human Development
  • Mar Muñoz-Visoso, Executive Director, USCCB Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church
Media Date October 2, 2020