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Forty Years on, Why the U.S. Should Continue To Welcome Refugees

This year, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program marks its 40th anniversary. As the historic global leader of refugee resettlement, the...
How Refugee Children Are Bearing the Brunt of the COVID Pandemic 1

How Refugee Children Are Bearing the Brunt of the COVID Pandemic

Refugee children are some of the most impressive but, at times, the most vulnerable people on the move. Their capacity...
St Francis and the Sultan, icon by Br. Robert Lenz, OFM

Reflections on the Papal Encyclical Fratelli Tutti

Pope Francis’ new encyclical is a strong denunciation of the physical, ideological, emotional and intellectual walls and barriers that many...
Why I Know Migration Is a Positive Thing

Why I Know Migration Is a Positive Thing

Sometimes people ask me why I see migration as something positive. And I must admit, it mostly comes down to...
Are Refugees Bad or Good for the Economy?

Are Refugees Bad or Good for the Economy?

The cost of receiving refugees may seem shockingly high, often leading people to fear that accepting them will be an...
Resettlement Is a Lifeline for Central American Refugees 2

Resettlement Is a Lifeline for Central American Refugees

A testimony from the field by Erik Morrison* When refugees can neither safely return home nor stay in the country...
May the Coronavirus Crisis Open Our Eyes and Hearts 1

May the Coronavirus Crisis Open Our Eyes and Hearts

By Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo* This is a time when grave concerns for the health and safety of ourselves, family,...
From Survivor to Community Influencer: The Story of Bibi Anisa 2

From Survivor to Community Influencer: The Story of Bibi Anisa

In the first part of this series on the International Catholic Migration Commission\'s protection work with survivors of gender-based violence...
Meeting Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Where They Are 2

Meeting Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Where They Are

By Corinne Brodeur* Urban refugees are often socially isolated from their host communities. To reach those who need it and...
How the Migration Diaspora Contributes to Developing Their Countries of Origin 2

How the Migration Diaspora Contributes to Developing Their Countries of Origin

By Abigail Maristela and Benoit Mayaux * While engaging in sometimes challenging integration processes in their new homes, migrants also...
“One of the Most Rewarding Things I Have Ever Done” – Community Sponsorship of Refugees in Ireland 2

“One of the Most Rewarding Things I Have Ever Done” – Community Sponsorship of Refugees in Ireland

By Francesca Pierigh * He did not know what he was getting into, but it turned out to be an...
From Lebanon to Boston — On Building Community 2

From Lebanon to Boston — On Building Community

By Khadiyjah Jordan (*) Packed with joy and passion, the movie Soufra is a story of hope against all odds....
A Journey to Religious Freedom and Education 2

A Journey to Religious Freedom and Education

By Corinne Brodeur * Imagine having to pack a few of your most precious belongings in haste before fleeing overnight...
“The Bravest People I Know” – Unaccompanied Minors Resettled From Niger to the U.S. 2

“The Bravest People I Know” – Unaccompanied Minors Resettled From Niger to the U.S.

By Francesca Pierigh * A story of courage, resilience and new beginnings — this is how Natalie describes the journey...
Honoring Refugees: Sarah, A Story of Resilience 2

Honoring Refugees: Sarah, A Story of Resilience

By Amjad Amareen (*) With the war in Syria in its eighth year, there is as yet no end in...

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