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Raising the Level of Concern for Immigration Reform

August 26, 2013

The faith community finds itself at a pivotal moment in the movement for immigration reform, as Congress prepares to come back from its five week recess and take up the issue.  CMSM JP alert

In anticipation, the Viatorian Community and its peers in the Conference of Major Superiors of Men search for ways to raise the level of concern, engage their communities, and grow in the virtues of solidarity and hospitality.

“We are at a point where we have to escalate our efforts, expose the injustice, and engage the heart of our country,” says Eil Parker, justice and peace director for the CMSM. “We are convinced that what we really need now is a ‘compassion surge’ rather than a border surge.

“As people of faith, we believe that we must engage our communities in prayerful action in solidarity with those whose lives are directly impacted by our unjust immigration policies,” he adds, “and who will be impacted by both just and unjust reforms being considered by policy makers.”

To find out ways to heighten involvment in the immigration reform movement, as well as a faith response to the rebels in Syria, and faith communities’ impact on violence, click here.