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Some Ways to Support the Church’s Efforts to End Human Trafficking

published on: December 28, 2020

Since 2010, January has been declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by presidential proclamation. Working to end human trafficking is a priority of members of the Viatorian Community and this annual month heightens this human rights issue and … Continue reading

Slight Glimmer of Hope for People Facing Hunger

published on: December 17, 2020

As 2020 winds down, officials with the Washington-based Bread for the World Institute report in their final newsletter of the year, that there are some positive signs in the fight against hunger. Among them, was the the bipartisan signing of … Continue reading

International Interfaith Gathering: Changing Lives

published on: December 15, 2020

An international Zoom meeting took place Sunday that Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, hopes will lead to changing the lives of older high school and college students who are interested in interfaith leadership. The virtual gathering brought together Christian, Jewish and … Continue reading

Congress Passes Global Nutrition Resolution

published on: December 11, 2020

2020 has been a challenging year. Yet, the Washington-based Bread for the World and its members achieved significant results for those struggling with hunger, in part because they acknowledged that their ultimate allegiance is to the kingdom of God, not … Continue reading

Viatorians Sign Letter to Biden Harris Transition Team: Make Health Care a Priority

published on: December 11, 2020

The Viatorian Provincial Council joined 320 state, national and community organizations in a letter to the Biden Harris transition team, urging them to prioritize health care immediately upon taking office. Drafted by the Washington-based Families USA, the letter reflects an … Continue reading

Viatorians Rejoice District Court Ruling: DACA is Restored!

published on: December 8, 2020

Last week a district court judge cancelled the government’s memos that limited the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, and thus, fully restored the DACA program. This is a huge victory for and in large part by young immigrants. The … Continue reading

Indigenous Communities in Central America Hit Hard by Climate Change

published on: December 4, 2020

The Washington-based Latin America Working Group advocates for just U.S. policies towards Latin America and the Caribbean, including human rights, peace, and social, economic, and environmental justice. In their quest to keep supporters informed about issues related to U.S. immigration … Continue reading

Supporting Garment Workers from Exploitation

published on: December 4, 2020

One of the top priorities of the Viatorian Community is fighting human trafficking. Consequently, the community supports the London-based organization, Stop the Traffik, which works to put an end to human trafficking and modern slavery of all kinds around the … Continue reading

Colombia Peace Process Still Fleeting

published on: December 3, 2020

Viatorians have ministered in Colombia for more than 50 years, in Bogotá and Tunja. While their schools are award winning, and their parishes are growing, they, like all Colombians, continue to deal with violence on a daily basis, despite the … Continue reading

Bread for the World Looks at Future of Anti-Hunger Advocacy

published on: November 20, 2020

In its latest edition of Institute Insights, officials with the Washington-base Bread for the World Institute look at a few of the many considerations that shape the immediate future of anti-hunger advocacy. What can we learn from the U.S. hunger … Continue reading

Latest Justice and Peace Alert from Conference of Major Superiors of Men

published on: November 19, 2020

In its monthly Justice and Peace Alert, officials with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men shared the latest findings from the Migration Policy Institute.  The Washington-based, centrist think-tank asserts that the “near-total shutdown of asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border” … Continue reading

Exploring the Role of Religious Life in Dismantling Racism

published on: November 9, 2020

As part of Black Catholic History Month, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men encourages members — including the Viatorians — to consider registering for an intriguing new panel discussion. The Catholic Theological Union begins its three-part series — tonight … Continue reading

Building a Culture of Life

published on: October 22, 2020

During Respect Life month, Viatorians join with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men in highlighting current issues. Here are some excerpts from CMSM’s latest Justice & Peace Alert: Appeals court uphold Kentucky abortion regulations The Sixth Circuit Court of … Continue reading

Peaceful Vigil Encourages Voting

published on: October 20, 2020

With just two weeks until election day, Viatorians are stepping up their efforts to encourage residents to vote. For the past several Fridays, local Viatorians have joined with their neighbors in front of First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights … Continue reading

The Cost of the Hidden War: 19 Years in Afghanistan

published on: October 20, 2020

Maya Evans coordinates Creative Voices for Non-Violence in the UK. Here, she writes about the great toll — both human and monetarily — that the war in Afghanistan has taken since it was launched 19 years ago this month. “Nineteen … Continue reading

Viatorians Stand in Solidarity with Refugees

published on: October 20, 2020

Viatorians join with the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) in condemning the Trump administration’s proposal to accept into the U.S. fewer refugees than ever before in our country’s history. “This administration has once again turned its back on refugees around … Continue reading

Engage in the Jubilee Weekend

published on: October 16, 2020

For more than 20 years, the Washington-based Jubilee USA Network has worked to reduce debt in the world’s poorest countries, arguing that resources should go to reducing poverty and providing healthcare and education for those most in need. During its … Continue reading

Understanding the Realities of Child Sex Trafficking

published on: October 8, 2020

The spread of intentional disinformation about how child sex trafficking happens in most situations detracts from the very real, very important work of helping families to protect children and working to change the conditions in which trafficking thrives – poverty, … Continue reading

Refugee Resettlement Program Slashed

published on: October 8, 2020

Viatorians support the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC) and its commitment to enacting fair and humane immigration reform that reflects our mandate to welcome the stranger and treat all human beings with dignity and respect. Consequently, they and members of the … Continue reading