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Subject Area: Immigration

Defending the rights of Haitian migrants

Levelt Michaud, SJ, National Director of the Jesuit Service for Migrants Haiti is part of the Jesuit Province of Canada The Jesuit Service for Migrants/Solidarité Fwontalye-Haiti (SJM/SFw-Haiti or SJM-Haiti) is a social apostolate of the Society of Jesus in Haiti. Its threefold mission is to accompany Haitian compatriots who have been turned back at the borders, to …

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Politician, Jesuit, and Man for Others: Jacques Couture, SJ

By Frédéric Barriault photos: The Archive of the Jesuits of Canada Last fall, the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States published Contemplation and Political Action: An Ignatian Guide to Civic Engagement, which opens with a challenge from Pope Francis: A “good Catholic” cannot be indifferent to social and political struggles. Given that I come from a Social Gospel background, I have always resisted the idea that faith is …

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A Journey into Exile

A Journey into Exile is a role-playing activity that puts you in the shoes of refugees. Our goal is to help people understand that refugees are human beings. How? You will briefly step into the shoes of refugees. You will have to make decisions to survive. Although the activity cannot give you the full experience …

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A Journey into Exile

This simulation exercise allows participants to experience what a refugee goes through when he must flee his country. Obviously, it is impossible to really know what a refugee experiences until we actually become one.

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