Global Migration Book and E-Book

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to Thursday, May 31, 2018

At latest count, 244 million people—the highest number in history—reside in a nation in which they were not born. But migration is not a new phenomenon.

Global Migration: What’s Happening, Why, and a Just Response unpacks the complex issues surrounding modern migration, including the reasons people might need or choose to leave their country of origin, and the laws, treaties, and resources that dictate the opportunities of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people upon resettling. Using the See, Judge, Act method of reflection and action, this text goes beyond facts and stats, offering personal narratives, principles for critical thinking drawn from Catholic social teaching, and opportunities for action from the individual to the international level. Focused on the humanitarian work of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) throughout the world, Global Migration inspires reflection, provokes discussion, and empowers students to respond to today’s greatest humanitarian crisis.

About the Authors

Elizabeth W. Collier holds the Christopher Chair in Business Ethics and is professor of business ethics at the Brennan School of Business, Dominican University.

Charles R. Strain is professor of religious studies and a faculty member in the Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies program at DePaul University.

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Course materials

Learning Objectives

Learn about the history of immigration to the United States.

Understand the context of forced migration in a global context.

Learn about the role of the Catholic Church, Catholic Social teaching and Catholic Relief Services in global migration.