Sunday, March 30, 2008

Immigration Course to be Offered at ILM in the Fall

An 8-session course, Strangers No Longer: A Catholic Theology on Immigration will be offered this fall at the Institute for Leadership in Ministry (ILM). This course is open to both ILM students and parish leaders.

Proposed Course Outline:
I. Historical Perspectives – Immigrant Country/Immigrant Church
II. Scripture & Catholic Social Teaching
III. Migratory Trends
IV. Root Causes – Aid/Trade/Debt
V. Economics
VI. Legal Review – What is the Process? Definitions of Refugee/Asylee/Permanent Resident
VII. Public Policy Challenges and Responses
VIII. Pastoral Challenges and Responses

Faculty will be drawn from the Diocese of San Jose, Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services, and Santa Clara University

Dates: Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:30 pm
September 17 and 24; October 8, 15, 22 and 29; November 5 and 1

For more information or to register, contact Anne Grycz at


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