And You Welcomed Me: Migration and Catholic Social Teaching

And You Welcomed Me: Migration and Catholic Social Teaching

by Donald Kerwin
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Archbishop Agostino Marchetto
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.
Angelica Salas
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.
J Bryan Hehir
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.
America, February 1, 2010 - Thomas Massaro S.J.
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.
America
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.
Sr. Helen Prejean
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.
America, February 1, 2010 - Thomas Massaro
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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739141014
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
10/08/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
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