Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

Highlighting Local Volunteers Work with Refugees & UN’s 73 General Assembly Opens

On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the work of Hearts and Homes for Refugees and the important work of the United Nations in peacekeeping. 

Kathie O’Callaghan is the President and Founder of Hearts and Homes for Refugees – a grassroots non-profit organization located in Westchester County, New York, dedicated to welcoming, protecting and advocating for refugees in the local community and abroad. Kathie joins Msgr. Sullivan in studio to discuss the work of Hearts and Homes for Refugees, how she and other volunteer members welcomed a Syrian refugee family of six to their community back in 2017, and how they have sustained the involvement of very engaged volunteer members of Hearts and Homes for Refugees over the last two years when the settlement programs they work with have themselves have been at risk.

Dr. Alexandra Novosseloff, Ph.D. is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow for the International Peace Institute and an expert in the field of international organizations, the United Nations Security Council, United Nations Peacekeeping, and relations between the United Nations and regional organizations. Before the opening of the United Nation’s 73rd General Assembly on Tuesday, September 18th, Dr. Novosseloff discusses the important work of the United Nations, how effective the United Nations has been in that work, and some ways the United Nations effectiveness might be improved.

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