National Migration Week will be observed across the country January 5-11. This year’s theme, “Out of the Darkness,” echoes the figurative darkness undocumented immigrants, children, refugees and victims of human trafficking must face when their ability to live out their lives is severely restricted, often due to violence and exploitation.
During the week, Catholics are asked to participate through prayer and action to try and ease the struggles of immigrants, migrants and vulnerable populations and to reflect on the Church’s obligation to welcome strangers. Below are key advocacy days Catholics are asked to participate in to draw attention to the plights of immigrants:
- Tuesday, January 7 – Send a Justice for Immigrants e-postcard for the national electronic advocacy day.
- Wednesday, January 8 – Participate in the Justice for Immigrants National Call-In Day to Congress.
- Thursday, January 9 – Post Facebook messages, Tweets and re-Tweets of your support for immigrants during the Justice for Immigrants National Social Media Day.
For more information visit United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.