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Latin America Working Group Works to Preserve Peace in Colombia

published on: July 2, 2019

The Latin America Working Group — working with other international rights organizations — has created a memo, which outlines the promises and challenges for peace in Colombia. It comes a little more than two years after the signing of the … Continue reading

Coalition on Human Needs Publishes Latest Report

published on: July 2, 2019

The Washington-based Coalition on Human Needs works with national organizations to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and vulnerable people. Its latest Human Needs Report issues updates on budget and appropriations items, immigration, poverty, education and labor, … Continue reading

Conference of Major Superiors of Men Reacts to Conditions of Children Detained at the Border

published on: July 1, 2019

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Gospel of Matthew, 10:14. In its latest Justice and Peace Alert, members of the Conference of Major Superiors … Continue reading

Supporting a Negotiated Peace between Israelis and Palestinians

published on: June 24, 2019

The Viatorian Community joins with the Washington-based Churches for Middle East Peace in reaffirming its commitment to a comprehensive, negotiated peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. This peace agreement should be based in UN resolutions and international law, respecting the … Continue reading

Documenting Human Rights Abuses at the Border

published on: June 24, 2019

Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, just returned from a pilgrimage to the border, where he led young people in retracing the footsteps of migrants through the desert trying to reach safety. Now, comes this report, from PBS News Hour, documenting human … Continue reading

Viatorians Welcome New Bills Signed in Illinois

published on: June 21, 2019

The Viatorian Community stands with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his determination to make Illinois a “welcoming state.”         Just this morning, he signed three “Campaign for a Welcoming Illinois” bills, that had been advocated for by … Continue reading

Celebrating World Refugee Day

published on: June 20, 2019

Today is World Refugee Day, and the Viatorian Community joins with the United Nations in celebrating the many contributions refugees have made in our local communities and we stand in solidarity with them as they seek to better their lives. … Continue reading

An Urgent Catholic Call for Energy Transition

published on: June 19, 2019

As members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), Viatorians support the organization’s commitment toward climate control. CMSM released this statement following up Pope Francis’ meeting on June 13-14th with major fossil fuel executives and investors at the … Continue reading

Accompanying Young People on a Pilgrimage to the Border

published on: June 18, 2019

Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, calls it a pilgrimage as he accompanies young people retracing the steps of migrants trying to cross the desert. Together, they reflect on the role faith plays in “welcoming the stranger.” Twice a year, for the … Continue reading

Working Toward Just Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean

published on: June 3, 2019

In its spring edition of the Advocate, the Latin America Working Group shares the latest news on: A Wake-Up Call: Colombia’s Peace at Risk Stand Strong for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees Voces from Mexico’s Southern Border: Civil Society … Continue reading

Reflections on Catholic Nonviolence and Migration

published on: May 29, 2019

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men, of which the Viatorians are active members, has been serving on the global steering committee and chairing the education committee of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative. Its executive committee now is looking at re-calibrating … Continue reading

Breaking Fast for a Cause

published on: May 24, 2019

It was something of a first this week when a small group of Muslim women organized an iftar, or dinner during Ramadan, at the Viatorian Province Center, as a fundraiser for Viator House of Hospitality. They filled the meeting room … Continue reading

Latest Human Needs Report from Coalition on Human Needs

published on: May 6, 2019

The Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. This month, the alliance released another addition of its Human Needs Report.  … Continue reading

Latest Immigration Update from the National Immigrant Justice Center

published on: May 3, 2019

The National Immigration Justice Center, based in Chicago, protects human rights and provides access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Its staff lawyers help residents of Viator House of Hospitality, seeking asylum. In an effort to keep … Continue reading

Religious and Environmental Stewardship

published on: May 2, 2019

In the latest Justice & Peace alert from the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, its leaders highlight the need to advocate for environmental stewardship. This video features Fr. Neil Pezzulo, of the Glenmary Home Missioners, who works in the Appalachian … Continue reading

Asylum Seekers Deserve Dignity and Due Process

published on: April 23, 2019

The National Immigrant Justice Center issued a statement in response to Attorney General William Barr’s decision to deny bond hearings and indefinitely detain asylum seekers who enter the United States outside ports of entry. “By eliminating the right to a … Continue reading

Why Asking About Citizenship in Next Census is a Bad Idea

published on: April 18, 2019

Viatorians agree with the ACLU, whose members are against the Trump administration’s idea to ask about citizenship in the 2020 census. Here are some of the reasons why it matters: The number of representatives we get in Congress The number … Continue reading

Working to Make Access to Affordable Medicine

published on: April 18, 2019

Viatorians support NETWORK Lobby for Social Justice, which was founded — and continues to be driven — by women religious. As part of their efforts to lobby for justice at the federal level, NETWORK supporters are working to engage groups … Continue reading