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The Maryknoll Affiliates are connected to a wider movement that is popularly called “Maryknoll.” Maryknoll is comprised of three distinct entities: the Maryknoll  Fathers and Brothers (officially known as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America), the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic and the Maryknoll Lay Missioners... 

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Maryknoll Affiliates, while continuing to pursue their own life's journey, commit themselves to the mission goals of Maryknoll in the context of Chapters that gather for prayer, reflection and action. Maryknoll Affiliates challenge one another to witness to mission as a way of life by going beyond borders, locally and globally, walking with the poor and excluded, and striving for peace and justice for all of God's creation.

Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates

Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates

Maryknoll Affiliates, as inividuals and in their "Mission Communities" try to live out the Four Pillars of the Maryknoll Affiliates: Spirituality, Global Vision, Community and Action.

Featured News

Not So Far Afield Vol 19 No 3 – May/June 2010

Immigrants

Resources on Immigration

Be sure to add your own resources and join in a discussion on immigration on the discussion board on our website and/or on our Facebook page.

Crossing Borders: Migration, Theology, and the Human Journey, a JustMatters module justfaith.org/programs/justmatters-m_crossingborders.html.

Family Bedtime Stories: Exploring our Scriptural and Spiritual Heritage - Major Migration Stories by Penny Robinson. Available at www.maryknollaffiliates.org/downloads/cat_view/182-global-concerns/226-immigration.html.

For You Were Once A Stranger: Immigration in the U.S. Through the Lens of Faith, This comprehensive resource provides historical background, the faith perspective on immigration, and suggestions for taking action in your community. Published Spring 2007 by Interfaith Worker Justice. It can be downloaded from:

www.iwj.org/index.cfm/immigration.

Immigration Myths and Facts from the Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service www.lirs.org/atf/cf/%7BA9DDBA5E-C6B5-4C63-89DE-91D2F09A28CA%7D/mythbuster.pdf.

Migration and our Catholic Response from USCCB website section Catholics Confront Global Poverty www.usccb.org/sdwp/globalpoverty/ccgp_migration.shtml.

Strangers in the Land: A six-week guide on immigration, the church, and the bible. By the Editors of Sojourners magazine store.sojo.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SG_SITL&Click=1324 or call 1-800-714-7474.

The War at Home: Focus on Immigration a 12-page resource published Summer 2009 www.paxchristiusa.org/newsletters/June2009NewsletterWeb.pdf.

Welcoming the Stranger Among Us: Unity in Diversity, Pastoral Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. Available from www.usccb.org/mrs/unity.shtml.

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Other Resources

Houston Catholic Worker (Casa Juan Diego) articles on immigration: www.cjd.org/paper/gration.html.

Immigration Reform, Ray Suarez on the website “Destination Casa Blanca”, with video: www.hitn.org/dcb/blog/2010/04/19/immigraion_reform.

Facing Deportation: facingdeportation.org. Families Impacted by North Carolina’s Immigration Policies : A series of videos. This site is a professional thesis project completed by Eileen Mignoni in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Pax Christi An Immigrant’s Prayer cards. The text from their prayer cards can be downloaded from www.paxchristiusa.org/prayercardtexts.pdf. The Pax Christi online store is under rennovation until August 1, 2010.

Dying to Live and One Body One Border: Two videos from the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. See dyingtolive.nd.edu and oneborderonebody.nd.edu.

Roots of Migration from Witness for Peace (www.witnessforpeace.org).

There are two videos and two PowerPoint presentations, among other materials on immigration on the Maryknoll Affiliate website. Do a search for immigration to find them.

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#1 Fred Goddard 2010-05-11 13:04
blog.sojo.net/2010/05/10/lovely-to-me-a-music-video-tribute-to-immigrant-mothers/

Given this issue of Not So Far Afield is on immigrants and May is the month of Mother's Day, this is a wonderful video to watch.
 
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