Members of the North American Migration Committee share the following: “We are all so aware of the many gestures of solidarity that have been extended to us during this pandemic. These gestures seem to be compelling us to be a blessing for others in whatever way we possibly can. It is in this spirit that the members of the North American Migration Committee (NAMC) have continued meeting and asking ourselves how we can best respond to what migrants are experiencing at this moment. One practical way we chose to respond is to develop two brochures following the process of ‘See, Judge, Act’, common both in Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and in our own Dehonian tradition. The first brochure is tailored to the ministry of Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ, for her work with migrant children. The second brochure, Restoring Human Dignity, is tailored to Dehonian ministry.
“We thought that it would be ideal if the brochure Restoring Human Dignity could be translated into the languages in which we minister in North America to facilitate it being shared with those with whom we minister. This brochure will be sent to you on September 27, World Day of Migrants and Refugees. We invite you to promote the brochure by sharing it with friends, colleagues, posting it on ministerial websites, bulletins, sharing it on social media and any other way you can!
“Special thanks for fraternal collaboration to: Fr. Juancho Castañeda Rojas, SCJ, for the Spanish translation, Fr. Maurice Légaré, SCJ, for the French translation, Frater Paul Phong Hoang, SCJ, for the Vietnamese translation, Fr. Albertus Joni, SCJ, for the Indonesian translation and Fr. Willyans Rapozo, SCJ, for the Portuguese translation. Each translation is truly an act of love and solidarity with migrants.”
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