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SIMN’s Executive Director Speaks at the 2014 Nexus Global Youth Summit
July 25, 2014: The Nexus Global Youth Summit on Innovative Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship was held at United Nations Headquarters in New York City from July 23rd to 26th. In attendance were international decision makers from six continents. Summit themes included film, impact investing, investing in yourself, philanthropy and human trafficking. The human trafficking portion of the conference focused on “mobilizing resources and individuals to invest in high impact solutions that address the root causes of human trafficking and combat modern slavery.” Continue reading SIMN’s Executive Director Speaks at the 2014 Nexus Global Youth Summit
Scalabrinian Priest Honored in Lengthy Newspaper Article
July 23, 2014 – Father Flor Rigoni, Scalabrinian priest and the director of the Home for Migrants Shelter “Bethlehem” in Tapachula, Mexico, has recently been honored in a lengthy article in the Spanish-language publication Excelsior. The article, entitled “Flor María Rigoni, el padre migrante” (Father Flor Maria Rigoni, the Migrant Father), was published on Monday to unanimous acclaim from those who have worked with migrants.
The article, which details Father Flor’s struggles and triumphs as the director of the shelter, declares him to be “a world leader in the field of migration”. After working in Europe and Africa, Father Rigoni settled in Mexico in 1985. Since then, he has fought tirelessly to better the lives of migrants seeking relief at the Scalabrinians’ Bethlehem shelter. Continue reading Scalabrinian Priest Honored in Lengthy Newspaper Article