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Make Immigration Reform Your Lenten Promise.

In collaboration with the Justice for Immigrants campaign of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, NETWORK is calling on Catholics, along with people of faith and good will, to make immigration reform your Lenten promise. We will guide you through 40 days of strategic, coordinated prayer and action.  Access the full toolkit here.

Read our weekly emails from Lent 2014:

Week 1 (March 5-8): The Gospels and Migration

Week 2 (March 9-15): Citizenship

Week 3 (March 16-22): Family Unity

Week 4 (March 23-29): Safer Deportation Practices & Private Prisons

Week 5 (March 30-April 5): Children

Week 6 (April 6-12): Solidarity

Week 7 (April 13-19): The Root Causes of Forced Migration

Week 8 (April 20): Easter Reflection


What does Pope Francis say about migration in Joy of the Gospel?
Joy of the Gospel includes an abundance of teachings on peace and economic justice issues, which are root causes of migration. Below are some quotes from Joy of the Gospel to consider in relationship to your reflections on U.S. immigration reform during Lent.
"Each meaningful economic decision made in one part of the world has repercussions everywhere else; consequently, no government can act without regard for shared responsibility." (Evangelii Gaudium 206)
"To speak properly of our own rights, we need to broaden our perspective and to hear the plea of other people and other regions than those of our own country. We need to grow in solidarity which 'would allow all peoples to become the artisans of their destiny,' since 'every person is called to self-fulfillment'." (Evangelii Gaudium 190)
"With due respect for the autonomy and culture of every nation, we must never forget that the planet belongs to all mankind and is meant for all mankind; the mere fact that some people are born in places with fewer resources or less development does not justify the fact that they are living with less dignity." (Evangelii Gaudium 190)
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