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Micah Annual Summit On Immigration: “Human Dignity and the Twelve Million”
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Immigration and Catholic TeachingThe Center for Catholic Studies and the Micah Institute for Business and Economics are pleased to present their annual economic summit, “Human Dignity and the Twelve Million: The Religious, Economic and Legal Aspects of Immigration in the United States and US Immigration Policy.” It will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Walsh Library Rotunda. 

If you are interested in attending, please respond by contacting Danute Nourse at or (973) 275-2525 no later than April 18, 2012. An invitation, complete with an agenda and background materials, will be sent to you in confirmation of your attendance.

About the Summit
“Your people will be my people and your God my God...” (Ruth 1:16)
From Adam expelled from the garden, to the pledge of Naomi and Ruth, to the flight of Jesus, Mary and Joseph to Egypt, scripture is replete with calls to care for the least among us: the homeless, the immigrant, the “illegal.” This is an issue that needs clarity and understanding- regardless of one’s political beliefs. Seton Hall University Micah Institute and Economics’ Annual Economic Summit will address the religious, economic and legal aspects of immigration in the United States today. Historically, attendees include a cross-section of business, political, academic and religious leaders. Our small group format offers the opportunity for reflection, as well as lively, spirited conversation.

About the Speakers
Speakers include; Dr. Anna Brown, Professor of Political Science at St. Peter’s College; Greg Sullivan, Program Director of First Friends, an immigrant detainee service and Kathleen O’Leary of Pax Christi, an organization advocating a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Also, immigrant neighbors will bear witness to the arrest and detention experience and the realities of family separation among immigrant families.

About the Center for Catholic Studies
Seton Hall University’s Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture. To that end, it sponsors an undergraduate degree program for students, focusing on interdisciplinary studies, with opportunities for community, service, scholarship and foreign study. The Center is the home of the G.K. Chesterton Institute, the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute and the Micah Institute for Business and Economics, and their publications. The Center offers study and research, as well as an ongoing program on faith and culture, social justice, business and the economy, for audiences world-wide.

Event Flyer and Information »

For more information please contact:
Danute Nourse
(973) 275-2525


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