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FaithFaith and Reason
Peter C. Phan
I would argue for two axioms. First, Christian mission induces migration, and, conversely, migration fulfills Christian mission. Second, there is a reciprocal cause-and-effect relationship between Christian mission and migration.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
No just law can stop solidarity at the arbitrary line of a border, nor can a just government require the church to condition the works of mercy on the immigration status of those in need.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long García
Will cutting humanitarian assistance help stem the flow of migrants and asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border? ‘America’ asked immigration experts to weigh in.
Yusniel, a migrant from Cuba, holds his 10-day-old son, Yireht, and wife, Yanara, along the banks of the Rio Grande after wading into the United States from Mexico at Eagle Pass, Texas, on Oct. 6, 2023 (OSV News photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)
FaithFaith and Reason
Mark J. Seitz
Migration is a privileged space in which the salvific mystery is being acted out.
Briana, a 1-year-old migrant girl from Peru, is carried by her father, Jordan, as they search for an entry point into the United States past a razor wire-laden fence along the bank of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas, March 26, 2024. (OSV News photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The declaration from the Vatican goes beyond the focus on single issues and throws a spotlight on the much broader field of violations of human dignity.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kevin Clarke
We don’t know the names of all of the men so far, but the Guatemalan, Honduran and Mexican consulates have acknowledged that citizens of their nations working together in the United States are among the missing and the presumed dead.