National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

Immigration Reform Gathering to Convene April 2012

Eucharist Without BordersCelebration, the monthly worship resource and sister publication of NCR, will host its fourth annual event on effective liturgy April 11-13, 2012.

Eucharist Without Borders: God's Welcoming Table and Comprehensive Immigration Reform will explore the Catholic church's calling to promote just immigration policy reform. The title of this conference highlights the truth that the Christian church cannot celebrate Eucharist and ignore the plight of undocumented immigrants. For Catholics, wherever Mass is celebrated, there can be no strangers, no borders and no closed doors.

The program is directed at pastors, preachers, liturgical ministers and social activists who seek to make evident that what happens in worship is directly linked to what happens on our nation's borders and in our communities.

Speakers include Gerald Kicanas, Bishop of the Diocese of Tucson; Minerva Carcana, Bishop of the Phoenix Episcopal Region of the United Methodist Church; William O'Neill, S.J.; Rev. John Fife; Jill Marie Gerschutz; Elena Segura and NCR correspondent John L. Allen, Jr.

Celebration hosted its first gathering on the topic of comprehensive immigration reform with A Light to the Nations, held January 12-14, 2011 in San Antonio.

envelope-gray-background.jpgLike what you're reading? Sign up for NCR email alerts.

Why Arizona?
Eucharist Without Borders takes place at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, one hour south of Tucson, Arizona. Arizona is controversial for its immigration policies. Despite the boycott of ordinary convention activity, we feel that in order to bring about a solution to the immigration crisis, it is important we gather at a source of the problem. Our proximity to the border will allow attendees opportunities to experience the plight of migrants and meet with organizations ministering to them. These first-hand experiences are integral to our event and build on the conference theme, “Eucharist Without Borders.”

More information about the event can be found on the Celebration Web site.

NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)

Before you can post a comment, you must verify your email address at Disqus.com/verify.
Comments from unverified email addresses will be deleted.

  • Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea will be deleted. NCR reserves the right to close comment threads when discussions are no longer productive.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate.

For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page.

For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page.

 

Feature-flag_GSR_start-reading.jpg

NCR Email Alerts

 

In This Issue

July 18-31, 2014

07-18-2014_0.jpg

Not all of our content is online. Subscribe to receive all the news and features you won't find anywhere else.