Catholic College Presidents Urge Aid for Refugee Children

October 27, 2014

The presidents of more than 50 Roman Catholic colleges and universities have issued a joint statement urging compassion and help for the refugee children on the U.S.-Mexico border. "We, the undersigned presidents of Catholic colleges and universities, are committed to this welcoming ethos, and to fostering a humanizing and ethical stance on America’s refugee emergency," the statement says. "We pledge to support activities designed to raise awareness and understanding of refugee issues among our students and the broader communities that we serve. These may include a National Day of Reflection/Action, campus prayer services, and social media campaigns. We also pledge to help advance the wide-ranging and specific recommendations of the bishops’ Committee on Migration, and to promote dialogue and actions consistent with Pope Francis’s call to welcome and protect these boys and girls."


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