Immigrants & Refugees

BANNER FINAL W WORDS DOUBLE (2) croppedEvery six years we, the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, hold an extended meeting known as a General Chapter.  The purpose of the Chapter is to elect leadership and to set direction for the next six-year period.   The most recent Chapter was held in March-April 2016, and it identified priorities for 2016-2022.  The Future Direction Statement  from the 2016 Chapter called us “to take bold action.” 

Following the Chapter, the Sisters and Partners in Mission continued in conversation to determine what this bold action might be.  We surfaced fourteen possible areas for action and, after much prayer, research and discussion, we decided to make immigrants and refugees the focal point of our efforts.  These efforts will include accompaniment, advocacy, education and prayer.

Among those whom I constantly keep in my thoughts and prayers,
I would once again mention the over 250 million migrants worldwide,
of whom 22.5 million are refugees. – 
Pope Francis, Message for 51st World Day of Peace, January 2018

World Refugee Day 2018 info
LCWR Statement in Regards to Terminating TPS for Honduans
The Immigration History of the United States
Corporate Stance On Immigration Reform
LCWR Statement on Dream Act 2017
LCWR Statement – Temporary Protected Status for people from El Salvador

 

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