Migration Module Outline

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

Primary Resources

E-Book: Global Migration: What’s Happening, Why, and a Just Response

 

Course instructors considering a book for adoption will be provided a complimentary copy.

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Module Overview

 

The FLC Migration topic will be anchored by the new e-book and will have 5-6 possible modules.  We are developing these based on the e-book chapters and adding new CRS content and supporting resources.  You can review this PDF to see the descriptive of the modules outline and topics.  We are currently building out each individual module. 

 

Module 1:  FORCED MIGRATION & CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING (Introduction)

 

Module 2:  SEE PART 1: WHY FORCED MIGRATION? CONFLICT, ECONOMICS, AND CLIMATE CHANGE (Chapter 1 & Chapter 2)

 

Module 3:  SEE PART 2: THE FACTS AND CURRENT DEBATE ABOUT UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES (Chapter 3 & Chapter 4)

 

Module 4:  JUDGE - THINKING THROUGH COMPLEX REALITIES (Chapter 5)

 

Module 5:  ACT INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY ON BEHALF OF REFUGEES, INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE, AND MIGRANTS (Chapter 6, Chapter 7, & Chapter 8)

 

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Migration Webinar: New e-book, Syrian Refugees & Policy Updates

 

On February 16th, 2017, CRS hosted an extensive discussion (1 hour & 34 minutes) on Migration & Refugees.  

 

In the opening 40 minutes, Dr. Collier and Dr. Strain introduce their new book, "Global Migration What’s Happening, Why, and a Just Response"  which they dive more deeply into the topic of migration, the book's pedagogy  and answer your questions about how it can be used.  

 

The next 26 minutes, CRS senior humanitarian relief officer, Caroline Brennan provides an update on CRS' work with Syrian Refugees.

 

In the final segment (25 minutes), CRS Senior Legislative Affairs officer, Jill Marie Gerschutz Bell, provides key policy updates and advocacy guidance on CRS' recommendations for addressing the global refugee crisis.  

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