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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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Mujeres migrantes: El derecho a soñar fuera de sus fronteras

MAR 08 2017 by SIMN
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Ofelia Cueva es la protagonista de una historia ejemplar. Conocimos su trabajo y obra en Chile que la conecta con la dura realidad que viven cientos de migrantes que buscan una vida mejor. Este es nuestro homenaje en el Día Internacional de la Mujer.

Source: http://www.emol.com/

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Imperativo morale è difendere i migranti

FEV 22 2017 by SIMN
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Papa Francesco ha ricevuto i partecipanti al Forum internazionale “Migrazione e pace”, esortando ad un maggior impegno per passare dalla cultura dello scarto a quella dell’incontro. 

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Concept Note | VI INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON MIGRATION AND PEACE | Fostering Innovative Partnerships on Migration Policies and Programs

FEV 20 2017 by SIMN
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Context 

The European Union, as well as other areas of the world, have been experiencing an unprecedented “migrant crisis”. This has placed tremendous pressure not only upon migration policies, but also on the fundamental values and principles of human society. 

European countries and citizens, for example, have reacted to the migration crisis in different and conflicting ways, and migration has become the new political divide in Europe, influencing the outcome of electoral, political, and decision-making processes. Populist propaganda has exploited the migration crisis to the point that migrants and refugees are, by some segments of society, no longer seen as human beings in need, but are instead perceived as a generic threat to the security and identity of local communities. Consequently, they are summarily rejected. 

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