And You Welcomed Me

And You Welcomed Me : Migration and Catholic Social Teaching

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And You Welcomed Me provides crucial academic underpinning to the complex phenomenon of migration from the perspectives of law, sociology, economics, international relations, and theology. It analyzes trade, immigration, labor, integration, and national security policies from the perspective of Catholic social thought, highlighting the values of the common good, human dignity, and authentic development.show more

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 073914099X
  • 9780739140994

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I am very taken by this beautiful volume as a whole, embedded in the American reality and at the same time faithful to the Catholic social doctrine and to the immigrants themselves... Several of the expressions from this book resonated very powerfully with me. They are rays of light from our Catholic tradition. -- Archbishop Agostino Marchetto, secretary, Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People In an era of global migration, a challenge to all of us is how we uphold human rights and create immigration policies that respect the basic dignity of those impacted by migration. This book provides a framework based on Catholic social teaching that humanizes the migration process and shifts our attention to the urgent need to protect immigrants living and working amongst us. I hope that our policymakers tasked with reforming our immigration laws read this important work. -- Angelica Salas, executive director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles These essays provide a valuable contribution to the ministry of the Church and to the broader immigration debate in the United States. They combine theology, ethics, law and social policy; the book will enhance pastoral care and the policy voice of the Church on a vitally important issue. -- J Bryan Hehir, Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, Harvard Kennedy School of Government By bringing together such excellent analysis from several disciplines, this volume fill the gap in scholarship surrounding migration. In a package that could be used to good effect in many college courses on social ethics, it provides a satisfying theological perspective on the global forces that push and pull migrants across borders. While And You Welcomed Me deserves praise for its attention to detail, its relentless focus on the "big picture" is its greatest contribution. Withou the type of scholarship found here, the world may never grow beyond the mistrust and hostility that all too often characterize discussions of migration. -- Thomas Massaro, SJ, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Berkeley; author of Living Justice America: The Jesuit Review of Faith & Culture, February 1, 2010 While And You Welcomed Me deserves praise for its attention to detail, its relentless focus on the 'big picture is its greatest contribution. Without the type of scholarship found here, the world may never grow beyond the mistrust and hostilitythat all too often characterize discussions of migration... America: The Jesuit Review of Faith & Culture, February, 2010 And You Welcomed Me offers a clear, accessible treatment of the complex phenomenon of migration. Covering contemporary issues as diverse as economic development, human rights, sovereignty, and immigrant integration, it explains why migration has emerged as a centerpiece of Catholic social teaching and demonstrates the importance of religious language in a highly polarized public debate. Most of all, it never loses sight of the self-sacrificing human beings who are at the heart of this phenomenon. And You Welcomed Me should be required reading for all people seeking to further their understanding of what it means to be Catholic in the 21st century. -- Sr. Helen Prejean, leading advocate for the abolition of the death penalty While And You Welcomed Me deserves praise for its attention to detail, its relentless focus on the 'big picture" is its greatest contribution. Without the type of scholarship found here, the world may never grow beyond the mistrust and hostility that all too often characterize discussions of migration. America: The Jesuit Review of Faith & Culture, February, 2010show more

About Jill Marie Gerschutz

Donald Kerwin is vice-president for programs at the Migration Policy Institute. Jill Marie Gerschutz is migration policy director and outreach coordinator of the Office of Social and International Ministries at the Jesuit Conference, USA.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Crossing the Divide: Foundations of a Theology of Migration Chapter 3 Chapter 2. International Migration: Social, Economic, and Humanitarian Considerations Chapter 4 Chapter 3. But the Laborers are...Many? Catholic Social Teaching on Business, Labor and Migration Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Rights, the Common Good, and Human Dignity in Service to the Human Person Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Integration Yesterday and Today: New Challenges for the United States and for the Church Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Christian Hospitality and Solidarity with the Strangershow more

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