Immigration, Migration and Refugee Resources

In the Roman Catholic Church, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees has been celebrated in September since being instituted in 1914 by Pope Pius. In the United States, the month of June is Immigrant Heritage Month in recognition of the country's heritage as an immigrant nation and the important contributions of immigrants from around the world to the economy, culture and common identity. World Refugee Day has been honored on June 20 since 2000 by a special United Nations General Assembly Resolution to direct attention to the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution.

2023 Free to choose whether to migrate or to stay

2022 Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees

2021 Towards an ever wider "we”

2020 Force to flee like Christ

2019 It's not just about migrants

Online ResourcesPeople carrying various items

Messages of the Pope on the World Day ofPope Francis

2020   Force to flee like Christ

2019   It’s not just about migrants

2018 Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees

2017 Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless

2016 Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us. The Response of the Gospel of Mercy

2015 Church without frontiers, Mother to all

PrayersBirds flying in a sunset sky

QuotesVintage image of people walking on a boat


See and hear an excerpt regarding diversity from former Superior General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach's, S.J., address concerning religious plurality and faith. The full address is available under Kolvenbach.

See the AJCU Immigration Research Directory

Featured Resources

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Lighting the Way: Student Leaders
This book of reflections on Jesuit values was written by student leaders for student leaders. Reflection questions help students think about how these values impact their studies and leadership. It is perfect for training student government, resident hall advisors, orientation leaders, retreat leaders, and other student leaders who have leadership roles on campus.

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The Examen for Diversity
This adaptation of the Daily Examen helps one reflect on their experience with diversity with five points for spiritual thanksgiving, grace, and introspection.

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Ignatian Journal
This handsome, spiral-bound "undated" planner is perfect for faculty, staff, and students alike. Its pages include quotes, illustrations, and reflection. Use it for your daily schedule or journaling.


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