MISSION AND MINISTRY | The Roman Catholic Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees since 1914. This annual event provides an opportunity for people of goodwill to come together and express their concern for many vulnerable people on the move around the world – the migrant, refugee and asylum seeker. Moreover, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees is an opportunity to pray for the challenges migrants face and to increase our awareness about the opportunities that migration offers.
Members of the LMU community are encouraged to contribute to the call made by the Church, together with the Jesuit Conference of the USA and Canada and the Ignatian family throughout the country, by supporting the World Day of Migrants and Refugees and advocating for the rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
This year, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. The Masses celebrated on campus that day will remember the plight of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in prayer. Space will be provided after Mass for people to fill out postcards that will be directed to their elected officials as a way of advocating for more humane migration and asylum-seeker policies.
For more information on the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, please visit the website created and co-sponsored by the Jesuit Conference – Office of Justice and Ecology, Jesuit Refugee Service – USA, the Ignatian Solidarity Network, and the Kino Border Initiative: http://jesuitmigrantsolidarity.org.