Allison Posner, CLINIC Director of Advocacy, tackles the topic of U.S. immigration policy and the steps University of Maryland students can take to make a difference: “We are a country of immigrants. We are immigrants and immigrants are us. It’s not a problem that is going to go away, and it’s a great time to get involved to really make an impact.” Read the article. October 30, 2014
Senators announce that 13 Maryland organizations will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. CLINIC will be funded to build the capacity of community-based organizations assisting victims of domestic abuse. Read the article. October 30, 2014
“You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity…”
-2 Corinthians 9:11
At CLINIC, our ministry builds stronger communities by supporting immigrant integration. We are called to generously welcome immigrants and your support helps to sustain our life-giving services and create change.
On the run-up to today’s Election Day, much has been said about the importance of the teaching document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States. In it, the U.S. bishops urge Catholics to form their consciences, to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue, and to shape their choices in elections in the light of Catholic teaching.
As this Respect Life Month comes to a close, we call to mind the hope of the Gospel and the call to solidarity in our Catholic Social Teaching. Amidst the often unhelpful media frenzy of the recent Synod on the Family in Rome, it was easy to miss several discussions specific to the challenges of economic hardship and migration issues in the lives of families. Bishops around the world are keenly attuned to the realities of global migration.
Last week CLINIC co-hosted the 11th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference together with the Migration Policy Institute, the Center for Migration Studies, and Georgetown University Law Center. An impressive array of government officials, advocates, and immigration experts offered policy and legal analysis on important topics from unaccompanied children to executive action.