Living as a People of God: USCCB issues a pastoral reflection in solidarity with migrants

A refugee child looks at the USA map, awaiting departure at the Resettlement Support Center Turkey and the Middle East. A refugee child at ICMC's Resettlement Support Center in Istanbul. Photo: ICMC Washington DC, 23 March 2017 - ICMC's member, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued a pastoral reflection in solidarity with those forced to flee their homes due to escalating violence. The bishops call for people in the United States to do as much as they can to welcome and help integrate migrants and refugees who seek to build a new life in the country.

"Pray that our engagement in the debate over immigration and refugee issues may bring peace and comfort to those most affected by current and proposed national policy changes. Let us not lose sight of the fact that behind every policy is the story of a person in search of a better life," the statement notes.

Read "Living as a People of God in Unsettled Times" on the USSCB's website.