National Migration Week, Jan. 5–11, is a call to be inclusive and welcoming to immigrants and refugees.
“It is a way of creating awareness and advocacy on behalf of all of those who are displaced people,” said Nancy Miller, OSF, social justice coordinator for the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Dubuque Franciscans.
Three prayer services will be held in Dubuque, Iowa:
- Jan. 6, 9:30 a.m. at Clare House, 3340 Windsor Ave.
- Jan. 6, 4:30 p.m. at the BVM Motherhouse Chapel, 1100 Mount Carmel Drive
- Jan. 7, 5:10 p.m. at Francis House, 3390 Windsor Ave.
“The public is invited to pray together around this issue,” Nancy says.
The Catholic Church observance is a call to stand with and care for people who are excluded and marginalized, including immigrants, asylum seekers, migrants, and refugees
The theme for National Migration Week 2020, “Promoting a Church and a World for All,” emphasizes that each family has a migration story, some recent and others in the distant past.
Promoting a Church and a World for All”
Regardless of where we are and where we came from, we are all part of the human family and called to live in solidarity, Nancy says.