The Church, with its long history of serving the poor and the persecuted, must play a key role in dealing with the global migration crisis.
That’s one undisputed conclusion from interfaith leaders, theologians, researchers and migration workers who gathered in Toronto June 25-27 for The Church and Migration conference.
The conference came on the heels of last month’s United Nations report that there are 68.5 million people around the world displaced by violence and persecution.
“It is migration that brings about the Church into existence,” said Peter Phan, Ignacio Ellacuria chair of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University. “I’d like to say that

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