Religion and Migration: A Multifaith Conversation on People and Policy


Location: Keough School of Global Affairs Washington Office

Migration attracts frequent media coverage, but much of our public conversation focuses on shallow controversy rather than a substantial understanding that considers the human beings who are involved. How can religious traditions help inform and enrich our understanding of migration? How might they help us situate this important issue in a humane and holistic context? Hear timely insights in this discussion from October 2022.

The conversation focused on A Theology of Migration, a new book by Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C., with a foreword by Pope Francis. Rev. Groody, who is Notre Dame’s Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, draws on fundamental Christian teaching about the proper treatment of the migrant and the poor, as well as his years of working with migrants and farm workers, to put a human face on issues that are all too often reduced to statistics. In doing so, he discredits the divisive rhetoric and stereotyping of migrants that have regrettably become a staple of our political discourse.

Participants included Rev. Groody as well as policy experts and panelists from multiple faith traditions. 

Presented by the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and its Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, in partnership with Migration and Refugee Services/United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration.