This week marks the Church’s celebration of National Migration Week, which provides Catholics the opportunity to learn about Church teaching on migration and celebrate diversity in the Church. The theme for this year is “We are One Family Under God,” which brings to mind the importance of family in our daily lives. This reminder is timely and important when dealing with the migration phenomenon, as family members are too often separated from one another and left alone and vulnerable. This situation is particularly dire for children at risk of exploitation. Please join us in the celebration of National Migration Week and use what you learn to educate friends and family members, and advocate on behalf of migrant families. To learn more about National Migration Week and to access resources that can be used throughout the year, please visit www.usccb.org/nationalmigrationweek.
Dr. Todd Scribner is education & outreach coordinator at the USCCB Migration and Refugee Services.