“Strangers No Longer,” is a Detroit-based group of religious and laity formed in 2017 in response to heightened enforcement of immigration policies in the US. The name comes from a 2003 U.S. bishop’s pastoral letter titled Strangers No Longer: Together On the Journey of Hope that laid out principles for reforming U.S. immigration policy.
Strangers No Longer has grown to include representatives from 18 parishes and religious communities across the Archdiocese of Detroit. Parishioners work to care for the local immigrant community both within and outside their parish. They join in spirit with Pope Francis and other faith leaders and with national groups such as Justice for Immigrants who all call for for the welcome and acceptance of immigrants as a fundamental principle of Christian social justice teaching, as opposed to the morally reprehensible federal government policies currently in place especially at the U.S.-Mexican border.
“You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as your own kinsman, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the Land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” Lv. 19
Strangers No Long has persons available who have themselves visited the U.S. southern border and are willing to share their experience with your group, parish and/or school. Bringing a speaker to a class, a meeting, a liturgy is an easy way for you to open up minds and hearts.
Just get in touch. We’ll be glad to help make arrangements for a speaker. Mail the form below or simply contact Sr. Rosemarie Abate by email or phone.
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Sr. Rosemarie Abate, HVM 121 E. Boston Detroit, MI 48202
Telephone: 313 869-2189 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org