"For I Was a Stranger, And You Welcomed Me"
A Discussion on immigration and higher education
Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 5 p.m.
Kelley Center Presentation Room
Cardinal Mahony is a leading voice in the national conversation about undocumented students and higher education. Fr. Richard Ryscavage, S.J., Director of the Center for Faith and Public Life, will host a short discussion immediately following the Cardinal's lecture.
Among the many projects of the Center for Faith and Public Life are two grant-funded initiatives that relate to different aspects of the immigration issue: the "Immigrant Student National Position Paper," focusing on undocumented students, and "Strangers as Neighbors: Religious Language and the Response to Immigrants in the United States." In addition, the Center was involved in the publishing of the book, "And You Welcomed Me: Migration and Catholic Social Teaching" (Lexington Books, 2009), which aims to reframe the highly controversial migration debate by focusing on the human beings at the heart of this pressing issue.
This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. For more information, please contact Elyse Raby at (203) 254-4000 ext. 3415.
The Sixth Annual St. Thomas More Lecture
"Migration, Globalization, and the Catholic Church"
Rev. Richard Ryscavage, S.J., Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Faith and Public Life, Fairfield University
Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7 p.m.
Kelley Center Presentation room
Rev. Richard Ryscavage, S.J., a nationally known expert on immigration and refugees, is Director of the Center for Faith and Public Life and Professor of Sociology at Fairfield University. In the sixth annual St. Thomas More Lecture, he will discuss migration in relationship to globalization, Catholic Social Teaching and the current and ongoing research projects of the Center.
Fr. Ryscavage was Executive Director of the United States Catholic Bishops Office for Migration and Refugee Services in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for advising the national bishops on all aspects of immigration. As head of the Jesuit Refugee Service USA, he set up the first program to provide multi-denominational religious services for immigrants detained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In 2006 the Vatican invited him to join the Holy See's delegation to the 61st UN General Assembly, where he participated as an advisor for the Secretary General's UN High Level Dialogue on Migration.
This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Golden Stags. For more information, please contact Elyse Raby at (203) 254-4000 ext. 3415 or email@example.com.
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