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World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021:
Towards an Ever Wider “We”

September 26, 2021

“We are all in the same boat and we are called to commit ourselves so that no more walls separate us, so that there are no longer others, but only one we, a we as wide as all of humanity.”

– His Holiness Pope Francis

 

The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy of the LL.M./J.S.D. Program in Intercultural Human Rights is proud to join the Holy Father for the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees for 2021.  This year’s theme, “Towards an Ever Wider We,” calls all of us to commit ourselves to restore our human family while focusing on the following five reflections:

Please join us for an online event series on this year’s theme of the Migrants and Refugee Section of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development at the Vatican, and share this resource page to encourage an ever wider “we” in your local and global communities.  As Pope Francis has said, “We are all in the same boat and we are called to commit ourselves so that no more walls separate us, so that there are no longer others, but only one we, a we as wide as all of humanity.”

The LL.M./J.S.D. Program in Intercultural Human Rights and its Human Trafficking Academy are proud to cooperate with U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration and Refugee Services, U.S. Catholic Sisters against Human Trafficking, and STU Campus Ministry  on these events.

 

Upcoming Free Online Events

 

An Ever Wider “We”: Case Study Afghanistan

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am (EST)

Join us for a live webinar to learn about this year’s theme for the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees as it relates to people on the move and survivors of human trafficking.  Distinguished panelists will contextualize the discussion through the present situation of Afghan migrants and refugees.

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The Challenges of Unaccompanied Minors

On-Demand Webinar | 2.0 CLE The Florida Bar

On July 30, 2021, the John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy of St. Thomas University College of Law first presented World Day against Trafficking in Persons: The Challenges of Unaccompanied Minors in partnership with International Rescue Committee and The South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force. During this on-demand webinar, learn as distinguished panelists share their perspectives and firsthand accounts of the challenges surrounding unaccompanied minors as it relates to human trafficking.

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Mass and Reception Honoring the 107th World Day of Migrants & Refugees

Sunday, September 26, 2021 | 7:00 pm (EST)

In partnership with Campus Ministry at St. Thomas University, join us in-person or online for Mass to reflect and pray for migrants, refugees, host families, and survivors of human trafficking as we commit ourselves to an ever wider “we” that embraces our entire human family without exception.  A reception with light refreshments will immediately follow.

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Message from His Holiness Pope Francis

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Resources

 

Pastoral Orientations on Internally Displaced People

Pope Francis gives enormous importance to the plight of the millions of forgotten men, women and children forced to migrate within their own countries and known internationally as internally displaced people (IDPs). In his 2020 greeting for the New Year to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See, Pope Francis explicitly addressed the urgent needs of internally displaced people, and his compassionate concern serves as an excellent introduction to the new Pastoral Orientations on Internally Displaced People.  It is the purpose of the Pastoral Orientations on Internally Displaced People to offer suggestions and guidance for action based on four verbs: welcome, protect, promote and integrate.

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Pastoral Orientations on Climate Displaced People

Pastoral Orientations on Climate Displaced People highlights ten challenges pertaining to climate change displacement and its victims. These challenges, together with the suggested Catholic Church responses, constitute markers for a roadmap in pastoral planning for climate displaced people, and, with this document, they extend the Pope’s pastoral concern to climate displaced people.

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Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home

People on the move due to weather and more aggravating circumstances of climate change are particularly vulnerable to exploitation of all sorts, including human trafficking.  Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home is the appeal from Pope Francis addressed to “every person living on this planet” for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.  Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path.

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Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking

Millions of men, women and children are trafficked and enslaved around the world. In 2018, The Migrants & Refugees Section (M&R) held two consultations with Church leaders, scholars and experienced practitioners and partner organizations working in the field. Participants exchanged experiences and viewpoints, addressing relevant aspects of the phenomenon. The Church’s full response was considered, and this six-months process resulted in the Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking, which provides a reading of Human Trafficking and an understanding that motivate and sustain the much-needed long-term struggle.

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World Migration Report 2020

Since 2000, IOM has been producing world migration reports. The World Migration Report 2020, the tenth in the world migration report series, has been produced to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world. This new edition presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues, and is structured to focus on two key contributions for readers: Part I: key information on migration and migrants (including migration-related statistics); and Part II: balanced, evidence-based analysis of complex and emerging migration issues.

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Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

The 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol are the key legal documents that define international refugee protection.

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International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families is a United Nations multilateral treaty governing the protection of migrant workers and families.  The Convention sets out how to prevent abuses and address the challenges that migrant workers face.

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Date:
September 26, 2021

Venue

The Chapel of St. Anthony, St. Thomas University College of Law
16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054 United States
Phone:
305-628-6688
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