Justice for Immigrants: Faces of Migration

Stranger and Welcomed

Justice for Immigrants, a campaign by the USCCB and other national Catholic networks in support of immigration reform, is sharing a new story on “Faces of Migration” each week.  “Faces of Migration” features refugees who have had an impact on their community.

Read their stories on the JFI website, and check back weekly for new updates.


Lenten Resources for Peace and Justice

As Ash Wednesday approaches, consider using some of these resources related to peace and justice for reflection during the season of Lent.


YouTube Live Event: Catholic Social Teaching on Campus

Join us for the fourth live event in the WeAreSaltAndLight.org series on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at noon EST. The 30-minute event, which is co-sponsored by the USCCB Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, will focus on how college and university communities learn about and respond to the Church’s social mission.

The event will feature Kathleen Smythe, on how Xavier University in Ohio engages sustainability students to assist a local cooperative coffee shop, Tom Southard from Cabrini University on community-based learning about refugees and climate change, and Fr. Etido Jerome from Xavier University of Louisiana on global solidarity.

Participate here!  You can also view past live events on Pray Together, Reach Out Together, and Racial Justice.

Resources for Faithful Citizenship

Election season can be challenging, but it is also a great opportunity to help Catholics reflect on the call to form our consciences and engage in political life. Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship is the U.S. Catholic bishops’ reflection on the call to participate.

Other resources are also available, such as Part 1 and Part 2 summaries of the statement, a teaching video, discussion questions, faith sharing sessions, ideas for campus ministers, and simple handouts on conscience formation, civil dialogue, and contacting your elected officials. The website also has other materials to assist in holding candidate forums and conducting voter registration drives.

In addition, the WeAreSaltAndLight.org website provides ideas for year-round, ongoing efforts to put faith in action on campus through efforts to pray, reach out, learn and act together.

Thank you for your efforts to form consciences for faithful citizenship!