The Church and Immigration’ Conference to be March 2-5 at the University of Notre Dame

Father Daniel Groody

The Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame is presenting “The Church and Immigration,” a four-day conference addressing the unprecedented migration to the United States and the Catholic Church’s contribution to immigration reform.

Scholars, pastoral workers, public policy leaders and advocates committed to responding to immigration in the United States today will come together for the March 2-5, 2014, conference to reflect critically on the issue, also examining what the Church has done, is doing and what it might do for improved outreach to migrants and refugees.

The conference is sponsored by: Anonymous Foundation; Center for Civil and Human Rights; Center for Social Concerns; Institute for Church Life; Institute for Educational Initiatives; Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Henkels Lecture Series; Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Notre Dame Student Government Immigration Task Force; Office of the President; Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center; and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Rev. Daniel Groody, C.S.C., associate professor of theology at Notre Dame and a fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will moderate a panel and offer closing remarks at the conference. Fr. Groody also serves as the director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at the Institute for Latino Studies at ND. He is an expert on immigration, having worked with USCCB, Congress, the World Council of Churches and the Vatican on issues of theology, globalization and immigration.

Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University, will give the opening remarks.

More information on the conference and registration are available on the Institute for Latino Studies’ website, or by contacting Colleen Cross at

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