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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



Marriott’s Green Program Hurts Housekeeping Staff

published on: November 20, 2019

When Marriott announced its Green Program as a way to help the environment and lead to sustainability, it was a veiled attempt at covering up cutbacks, say hospitality employees and members of the Unite Here union, based in New York. … Continue reading


Homeless at Greater Risk of Exploitation

published on: November 18, 2019

This week, the London-based Stop the Traffik organization released its Greater Manchester Homelessness and Exploitation report. The research shines a light on alarming vulnerabilities of the homeless community, including rough sleepers, to human trafficking modern slavery. In it, the organization … Continue reading



Justice and Peace Alert from Conference of Major Superiors of Men

published on: November 13, 2019

Members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men have kept up the pressure on private banks to stop financing private prisons. The private prison industry is detaining over 70 percent of immigrants in ICE custody and are complicit in … Continue reading


Volunteer Tax Preparers Needed

published on: November 12, 2019

Looking for ways to partner with Viatorians in their mission to help “those accounted of little importance?” Here’s a way that offers real benefits: St. Viator Parish in Chicago is gearing up for its IRS-sponsored Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) … Continue reading



Feeding Hungry Children is a Priority for Viatorians

published on: November 5, 2019

One of the core principles of the Viatorian mission is fighting hunger in this country. Consequently, they support the Food Research and Action Center, or FRAC and its mission to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in this country. In its latest … Continue reading



Latin America Working Group Gives Update on Asylum Seekers and their Conditions

published on: October 31, 2019

Viatorians support the Washington-based Latin America Working Group in its mission to ensure that U.S. policies advance human rights, peace, and social, environmental, and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. As part of that mission, the organization regularly … Continue reading



Learn Ways to Fight Climate Change

published on: October 24, 2019

Viatorians care deeply about caring for God’s creation, especially as the worsening effects of climate change affect the marginalized. One of the organizations they support is the Washington-based Green America, with its mission to create a socially just and environmentally … Continue reading


Latin America Working Group Exposes Immigration and Enforcement Injustices

published on: October 24, 2019

Viatorians support the Washington-based Latin America Working Group in its mission to ensure that U.S. policies advance human rights, peace, and social, environmental, and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. As part of that mission, the organization regularly … Continue reading


Proposed Changes to SNAP Would Leave Children Hungry

published on: October 22, 2019

One of the core principles of the Viatorian mission is fighting hunger in this country. Consequently, they support the Food Research and Action Center, or FRAC and its mission to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in this country. In its latest … Continue reading



Death, Misery and Bloodshed in Yemen

published on: October 21, 2019

In its latest post, the Chicago-based Voices for Creative Nonviolence, its coordinator, Kathy Kelly, looks at the situation in Yemen, in a report she calls “Death, Misery and Bloodshed in Yemen.” “In the United States, news commentators discussing the Trump … Continue reading


Check Before You Eat Chocolate this Halloween

published on: October 21, 2019

With Halloween just around the corner, you’ll want to celebrate with chocolate that’s not tainted with child labor. The Washington-based Green America has updated our Chocolate Scorecard with new companies that support farmers and their kids, and an exciting addition … Continue reading


Viatorians Work Together with Churches for the Middle East Toward Advancing Peace

published on: October 21, 2019

With President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, the Middle East is more combustible than ever, say officials with the Washington-based Churches for the Middle East. Its mission is to work together with other faith groups … Continue reading


Tips for Calling DHS about Rights for Asylum Seekers

published on: October 16, 2019

Viatorians join with members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men in encouraging supporters to contact the Department of Homeland Security headquarters to demand immigration reform. Here are some specific prompts: Call-In Days: Oct. 15th-16th Contact DHS Headquarters Operator … Continue reading



Proposed Cut in Benefits with SNAP Rules Would Have Harmful Impact

published on: October 7, 2019

One of the main pillars of the Viatorian Community is to work to eliminate hunger in this country. To do this, Viatorians endorse the Washington-based FRAC — or the Food, Research and Action Center — which is the leading national … Continue reading


October is Respect Life Month

published on: October 1, 2019

Each October the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from … Continue reading




This Interfaith Supper Builds Relationships

published on: September 23, 2019

In a world of ever increasing, religious-based hatred, the Children of Abraham Coalition, finds its message of tolerance and acceptance more important than ever. For the eighth year, they hosted a potluck dinner for area families — as a way … Continue reading


Taking Action for Climate Change

published on: September 19, 2019

Viatorians join with members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men in drawing attention to the climate crisis. Taking their lead from Pope Francis, who in 2016 published his Laudato Si’ encyclical. In it, he called for a wake-up … Continue reading


Viatorians Share in Vision for Peace in Israel and Palestine; Condemn Annexation

published on: September 17, 2019

On the heels of the Israeli election and with the U.S. Administration preparing to release the political component of its purported Peace Plan for Israel/Palestine, 22 Christian leaders, including Churches for Middle East Peace Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Mae Elise … Continue reading