Longing for the Sea... and Leaving the Harbor

Eyewitness accounts of stories of immigration and welcoming with Msgr. Ronald MARINO, Vicar for Migrant and Ethnic Apostolates Diocese of Brooklyn, and Giulio PISCITELLI, photographer; and Stephen SANCHEZ (moderator), Principal, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, New York. 

The current lively debate about immigration often overlooks that our country has been and is built by immigrants. The question is not how we face immigration, but how we face immigrants, real human beings with needs, talents and expectations. People do not go through the trauma of uprooting themselves and their families for frivolous reasons. . And yet, a society hosting and welcoming the immigrants has to face profound and complex challenges. 

What can overcome the distress of leaving your own country? What can surmount the mistrust to embrace an entire new way of living? And what can defeat the fear of welcoming a stranger in your home country?

The speakers will share their own direct experience in facing these questions. 

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