Overall, more than 4 million Syrian refugees have fled their homeland since the Syrian civil war began in March 2011.
As the United States prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving — a holiday that American legend traces back to a dinner between Native Americans and bedraggled, immigrant pilgrims — some of the country’s top political leaders are calling to block the arrival of Syrian refugees, would-be immigrants fleeing chaos and possible death in the Middle East, a situation some think the U.S. may have helped create.
The Field Hospital: An Oregon parish donated more than $2,500 in cash and more than 450 items in the spring in order to host the refugee family.
NCR Today: Catch up on USCCB fall meeting coverage; Pope cries out for welcoming church; Syrian refugee policy takes focus in US 2016 politics; and more
Martha Hennessy, an anti-war activist and granddaughter of Dorothy Day, challenged bishops at the USCCB fall meeting to condemn what she believed was the inevitability of deeper war with Syria.
With a cellphone and GPS coordinates, Rev. Mussie Zerai, 40, has been helping to save African and Syrian refugees crossing into Europe for more than a decade.
Preview: The Archdiocese of Houston, the fifth-largest in the US, offers a variety of programs to help immigrants shift their focus from physical survival to their economic and emotional well-being.
Austrian and German bishops have given top priority to the migrant crisis and made it a key policy issue.
NCR Today: On a sabbatical in Europe, I am witnessing firsthand the impact of the refugee crisis, the largest human migration witnessed on the continent since 1945.
NCR Today: As our time in Austria draws to a close, I share a few of my thoughts about a place I was surprised to learn is mostly Catholic.