Walk the Journey With Jesus: Lent Immigration Course

Repeats every week until Thu Mar 22 2018 .
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Walk the Journey with JesusA Series of Lenten Reflections on Migration

What has the Lord required of us? To do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly. This call to loving, faith-rooted action echoes through every age, and in each season of our lives, we must consider how to respond. In this course, congregations will learn more about the historical context of Latin American immigration to the US, the current state of US border and immigration policy, and the local impacts of these policies. We will also discuss how the story of many immigrant families echoes the story of Jesus' journey for love of us, his human family, and consider how our faith challenge to honor the human dignity of all can inform our involvement and lead us to welcome the strangers among us.

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm (Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 2018) Where: Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St Louis, MO 63119  

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1. Learn about the history of US involvement & intervention in Latin America

2. Review US immigration policy and impacts

3. Contextualize this history in current immigrant realities of St. Louis

4.  Evaluate: “How am I/are we called to respond?”

The course will be led by Sara John, Program Coordinator of the St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA), who is also a parishioner at Most Sacred Heart Eureka. Course materials will include academic articles, personal reflections, multi-faith perspectives, podcasts, films, and more. We will meet for 2 hours every Wednesday for 4 weeks, and will also include 1-2 hours of suggested reading/watching/listening and reflection to be done in between the meetings. Our time together will focus on discussion, small group work, and reflection.

For further information and to  RSVP, please contact Marie Kenyon at mariekenyon@archstl.org or 314.792.7062  This series is co-sponsored by the Peace & Justice Commission, the Office of Hispanic Ministry, St Francis Community Services: Southside Center and Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and Holy Trinity Parish of the Archdiocese of St Louis and the Inter–Faith Committee on Latin America

Cardinal Rigali Center
20 Archbishop May Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63119