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In Support of the New Way Forward Campaign

published on: February 18, 2020

The Immigrant Justice Network, along with a coalition of grassroots and national organizations, demands that Congress take legislative action to disentangle the criminal legal and immigration systems that propagate mass incarceration and mass deportation, paving a New Way Forward for … Continue reading


Viatorians Support Latin America Working Group in Defending Rights of Migrants

published on: February 18, 2020

In the latest Migration News Brief published by the Washington-based Latin America Working Group, its officials point to ways in which the Trump administration are denying migrants their due process. Here are some of the latest examples: ICE Detainees Were … Continue reading


Taking a Stand Against Solitary Confinement

published on: February 18, 2020

Viatorians join with the Washington-based Coalition on Human Needs in exposing the growing jail crisis in rural America — and it starts with the continued use of solitary confinement. In a story published this month in CHN’s Voices for Human … Continue reading



Taking a Stand Against Mass Incarceration

published on: February 14, 2020

Jails and prisons don’t make us safer — but investing in our communities does. Law enforcement is using fear to stop transformation and justice all over the country, but most recently and urgently in New York. For years communities fought … Continue reading


In Support of the Faith 4 Asylum Campaign

published on: February 12, 2020

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men and its Interfaith Immigration Coalition — that include many Catholic organizations — launched its Faith 4 Asylum campaign with mobilizing vigils the last week of January. They are working in collaboration with border … Continue reading






Are These Fashion Trends Green or Greenwashed?

published on: January 21, 2020

The Washington-based nonprofit organization, Green America, works to stop abusive powers — and to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. One of its latest issues looks at clothing, and how it affects the earth. Green America officials state … Continue reading


A Religious Response to the Tensions Between the U.S. and Iran

published on: January 21, 2020

Fr. Mark Padrez, OP, executive director of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, issued a statement this month about the growing tensions between the United States and Iran: “As tensions between the United States and Iran grow, this is … Continue reading


Viatorians Oppose Torture in All Forms

published on: January 21, 2020

One of the most enduring commitments of the Clerics of St. Viator is to work to end government sponsored torture in this country. A story published Jan. 20 in the Guardian, names the psychologists who designed the CIA torture program. … Continue reading



The Latest from the Coalition on Human Needs

published on: January 13, 2020

The Viatorians subscribe to the Washington-based Coalition on Human Needs. This alliance of national organizations works together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. Its members include civil rights, religious, labor, and professional … Continue reading


Border Trip Veteran Takes Next Step and Visits Chiapas, Mexico

published on: January 7, 2020

Brian Trzop graduated from Saint Viator High School in 2002 but he continues to maintain relationships with the Viatorians. Back in 2013, he was one of a delegation of young people to travel to the Viatorian mission in Belize. Four … Continue reading


Connect with Resources Through the Social Justice Resource Center

published on: January 7, 2020

The Viatorian Community supports the work of the Social Justice Resource Center, which is to link faith to action by providing information and resources on the social issues of our time. Viatorians stand in solidarity with its mission, which states … Continue reading



A Return to the Border with Young People

published on: January 6, 2020

For the seventh time, Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, accompanied a group of young people as they retraced the steps of migrants trying to cross the desert. He calls it a pilgrimage, as together they reflect on the role faith plays … Continue reading


A Shared Vision for Peace not Violence with Iran

published on: January 6, 2020

The habits of dehumanization, violence, and war continue in U.S. policy and culture. The recent assassination of an Iranian leader is just another example of our disease and addiction to violence. Whether it is a retributive criminal justice system, the … Continue reading


Becoming a Community of Hope

published on: January 2, 2020

Pray for Migrants Forced to Remain in Mexico

published on: December 23, 2019

Since our nation started forcing asylum-seekers to “Remain In Mexico” more than 636 have been attacked, kidnapped or raped. Now more than 50,000 men, women and children wait in some of the most dangerous towns in the world after asking … Continue reading




Children of Abraham Coalition Takes its Mission on the Road

published on: December 10, 2019

Leaders of the Children of Abraham Coalition actively strive to be ambassadors for interfaith dialogue and advance relationships between different faith traditions. That’s why their latest venture took them to the Illinois Holocaust Museum, whose mission not only remembers Holocaust … Continue reading


Cut the Pentagon Budget in Favor of Reinvesting in Communities

published on: December 9, 2019

Viatorians joined with more than 30 faith communities in an open letter to 2020 presidential candidates asking them to put #PeopleOverPentagon by calling for significant cuts to the Pentagon budget, reinvestment in our communities and a more peaceful approach to … Continue reading


Viatorians Endorse New Way Forward Act

published on: December 5, 2019

Viatorians joined with members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men in endorsing the “New Way Forward” Act, which would help restore fundamental principles of due process and compassion to a deeply unjust immigration system. Sponsored by U.S. Representatives … Continue reading


Asylum Seekers Becoming Increasingly Desperate

published on: November 26, 2019

A story in the Washington Post demonstrates how desperate asylum seekers are getting as they spend months and months in tent cities in Mexico, awaiting for their cases to be heard. As writer Kevin Seiff documents, children are getting sick … Continue reading


Welcome Asylum Seekers and Concentrate on Humanitarian Needs

published on: November 26, 2019

Viatorians are joining members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men in urging Congress to welcome those seeking asylum in the U.S. and to focus any federal spending related to asylum seekers on meeting humanitarian needs and addressing the … Continue reading