Refugee & Resettlement Co-Principal Investigator:
Academic Advisory Committee:
Todd Scriber, Education Outreach Coordinator at USCCB's Migration and Refugee Services
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is a national organization through which the Catholic bishops of the United States respond to the political and doctrinal priorities of the US-based Church. For over a century now, the Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) branch of USCCB have undertaken the Gospel mandate to welcome the stranger and provide support for the vulnerable and marginalized populations on the move. Grounded by its belief in Jesus Christ and the Catholic teaching, USCCB / MRS fulfills the commitment of the U.S. Catholic bishops to protect the life and dignity of the human person. We serve and advocate for refugees, asylees, migrants, unaccompanied children and victims of human trafficking.
Andrea Bartoli, Permanent Representative of the Community of Sant'Egidio to the United Nations and the United States
Today the Community of Sant’Egidio is a global Catholic lay movement present in over seventy countries, but it began fifty years ago as a group of high school students in Rome dedicated to friendship, prayer, and responding to the world around them. The Community pays attention to the periphery and peripheral people, gathering men and women of all ages and conditions, united by a fraternal tie through the listening of the Gospel and the voluntary and free commitment for the poor and peace.