18 June: a launch and a webinar on migratory flows – with Father General

Among the most involved institutions in the world in the promotion of the dignity and rights of migrants and refugees one can certainly count the Society of Jesus. Very concretely, the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) of the General Curia, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS,) the Migration Network, GIAN (Global Ignatian Advocacy Network) and the Institute of Studies on Migration of the Pontifical University of Comillas, Spain, have joined forces to publish a book entitled Migratory Flows at the Borders of our World.

The launch, originally planned for March in the Vatican, in conjunction with the Migrants and Refugees section of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development, had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will take place online, coordinated by the Comillas University, which is responsible for the publication of the book. This publication shows, once again, the attention that Jesuits pay to the most vulnerable among the vulnerable.

The presentation will take place in a participatory form, through a webinar, to which all are invited. It will take place on Thursday, 18 June, at 6 p.m., Madrid and Rome time. The speakers will be Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr Fabio Baggio, from the Migrants and Refugees section of the Vatican, and Fr, Tom Smolich, SJ, International Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service.

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Subsequently, three of the authors, all of them Jesuits, will explain the process that led to the publication of this book and the importance of this book in terms of the data it makes available. They are Xavier Jeyaraj, the Secretary for Social Justice and Ecology of the General Curia, José Ignacio Garcia, Regional Director of JRS-Europe, and Mauricio García Durán, social scientist and Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service-Colombia.

In fact, the book - which presents a global vision of the world’s borders from the point of view of the most vulnerable human beings - discloses a lack of data on the control of migratory flows, calling for global agreements between countries that would allow them to better manage and investigate these flows more thoroughly.

Again, the meeting will take place on 18 June at 18:00 (UTC+2). To join the webinar, which will be conducted in Spanish and English, please use the following link: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/05ca7ebe63ba4ca8b58aebbdcdc3cf3f

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