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Constituida Red Clamor en escucha del pueblo migrante, refugiado y esclavizado de América Latina y el Caribe

APR 03 2017 by SIMN
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En atención a la voz de Dios ante  el clamor del pueblo sufriente en las periferias de las zonas fronterizas, reconociendo el ministerio de Jesús encarnado como una persona que también vivió el drama de la migración y como clara muestra de respaldo al llamamiento del Papa Francisco de mirar a los migrantes, desplazados, víctimas de trata y refugiados, el Departamento de Justicia y Solidaridad (DEJUSOL) del Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (CELAM) reunió, entre el 27 y 30 de marzo de 2017, a gran parte de organizaciones de movilidad humana, refugio y trata de personas de la Iglesia Católica de América Latina y el Caribe para, en clave de unidad, conformar la Red Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Migración, Refugio y Trata de Personas Clamor, en Santiago de los Caballeros, una provincia ubicada a 129 Km de Santo Domingo en República Dominicana.

La Red Latinoamericana y Caribeña Clamor, en clara referencia al texto bíblico del libro del Éxodo (3, 7-8), tiene como objetivo articular el trabajo pastoral que realizan diversas organizaciones de la Iglesia Católica en América Latina y el Caribe para, desde la misión evangelizadora de una iglesia en salida, acoger, proteger, promover e integrar los migrantes, refugiados, desplazados y víctimas de tráfico y trata de personas.

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SIMN's Remarks at the Monthly NGO Committee on Migration

MAR 09 2017 by SIMN
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On March 9th, 2017, SIMN was present at the monthly meeting of the NGO Committee on Migration. The specific topic of the meeting was the impact of SDGs implementation thus far and how best civil society organizations can leverage the Global Compact on Migration negotiations to transform the SDGs from promise to reality.

SIMN’s Executive Director, Fr. Leonir Chiarello, addressed the audience with the following remarks[1]:

For those who do not know us, the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) is a network of more than 250 programs serving migrants around the world and operated by the Missionaries of St. Charles, Scalabrinians. We have been involved in the process of definition of the Global Compact on Migration with other civil society organizations, including the NGO Committee on Migration, and we hope to strength our collaboration in this process.

 

[1] These remarks were prepared by Kevin Appleby, Director of International Policy of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) and the Center for Migration Studies (CMS), in collaboration with Leonir Chiarello, Executive Director of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN).

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Pope Francis, Migration, and the Journey to Human Development and Peace

MAR 08 2017 by CMS
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On February 21 and 22, the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) hosted its biennial International Forum on Migration and Peace, titled this year “Integration and Development: From Reaction to Action.” The event took place in the Italian Chamber of Deputies, and was co-sponsored by the newly created Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the German think-tank and political foundation. In a pre-conference audience, Pope Francis laid out his vision of refugees, migrants, and just societies, which has assumed extraordinary significance at this historical moment. The event occurred in the midst of the global crisis in refugee protection, a flurry of executive orders in the United States targeting immigrants and refugees, and rising nationalism and nativism in many European states.

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