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  • Annual meeting of the Scalabrini Migration Study Network The annual meeting of the Directors of the Scalabrini Centers for Migration Studies took place in Buenos Aires from 3rd to 4th December 2015. L. Deponti was present on behalf of the CSERPE. The day before the meeting, on 2nd December, the Centro de Estudios Migratorios Latino-Americanos (CEMLA) celebrated the 30th anniversary of its foundation. ...
  • South Africa: ICMA Forum From 1st to 3rd December 2014, the directors of the Scalabrinian Centres for Migration Research (see Our Partners) had their annual meeting in Cape Town. The meeting ended with the International Conference on Migration in Africa (ICMA), which this year coincided with the official inauguration of the new Scalabrinian Institute for Human Mobility in Africa ...
  • Faith and responses to displacement The role of faith in the humanitarian sector is not easy to measure. Faiths generally advocate welcoming the stranger, and there are many organisations (and individuals) inspired by their faith or religion to assist people in need, and many faith leaders and communities who act locally to provide protection and aid. Yet it is easier ...
  • Migration, cooperation and development Nearly 300 participants and experts from 93 countries gathered together from Monday, November 17th to Friday, November 21st, 2014 for the 7th World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants. The Congress held at the Urbaniana University in Rome was organized by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People and ...
  • Journées pastorales 2014 Sous le patronage de l’AGFE (Aumônerie Générale des Français de l’Etranger), la paroisse catholique francophone de Francfort organise les journées pastorales 2014 du 27 septembre au 1er octobre. Le thème traité cette année est: „Vivre la communion – Accepter et dépasser nos diversités dans nos communautés.“ Tobias Kessler, le directeur du CSERPE, tiendrà une conférence lundi matin ...
  • 5th International Forum on Migration and Peace From June 11th to 12th the CSERPE participated in the 5th International Forum on Migration and Peace in Berlin. The Forum, that started in 2009, is organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN). This year, the congress was about „Integration: towards a peaceful and democratic coexistence“. The director of the ...
  • Reception conditions in Italy SFH – Report on the current situation of asylum seekers and beneficiaries of protection, in particular Dublin returnees. A delegation comprising three employees from the legal service of SFH-OSAR and one from CSERPE undertook a fact-finding mission to Italy from 27 May to 7 June 2013. Switzerland returns a large number of asylum seekers through the Dublin ...
  • Plea for a new perspective in the pastoral care of migrants Pastoral care in foreign-language communities in Germany is facing a great many challenges today, quite apart from generally decreasing man-power and financial resources. The article describes ministry to migrants as “imported ministry” and identifies this as its fundamental problem. Migrants’ biographies are subject to change both in the life of the individual and from one ...
  • Migration and Theological Sciences. Bibliographic Reviews 1980-2007 and 2008-2012 Giovanni Graziano Tassello, Luisa Deponti, Felicina Proserpio (eds.) Human mobility, a structural phenomenon in our global societies, is not only a political, economic and social question. It requires also a cultural approach in order to find ways and means to deal with different cultures, religions and languages. This kind of reflection is the task of anthropology ...