Conference: The Church and Immigration

Location: McKenna Hall/Notre Dame Conference Center

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The Institute for Latino Studies Presents

The Church and Immigration

University of Notre Dame

March 2-5, 2014

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.” —Ephesians 2:19

The Church and Immigration conference schedule

People have been migrating since the dawn of human history, but the scope and scale of migration today is unprecedented. Nowhere is this reality more present than in the United States. Although scholars have examined this reality from a number of perspectives, there is a critical need for more sustained reflection on the Church's contribution to immigration reform. Pope Francis has highlighted the importance of this issue and encouraged individuals and institutions from around the world to respond to this defining moral issue of our times. This conference will bring together scholars, pastoral workers, public policy leaders, and advocates committed to responding to this issue in the United States today. In the process we hope to not only reflect more critically on immigration today but also to assist our understanding of what the Church has done, what it is doing, and what it might do better in its outreach to migrants and refugees.

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The keynote sessions of this conference will broadcast live. Please click here to join the live stream.


Sponsored by: 

Anonymous Foundation 

Catholic Relief Services

Center for Civil and Human Rights

Center for Ethics and Culture

Center for Social Concerns

Department of Theology

Institute for Church Life

Institute for Educational Initiatives

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Henkels Lecture Series

Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Notre Dame Student Government Immigration Task Force

Office of the President

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)




For more information please contact:

Colleen Cross



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