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Talking about Homelessness at the U.N. and a Catholic Response to Migration

In this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about global homeless and migration.

Lydia Stazen is the Executive Director of the Institute of Global Homelessness, a non-profit organization based in Chicago that is dedicated to supporting an emerging global movement to end street homelessness. This week, the United Nations is holding its 58th Commission for Social Development dedicated this year to examine the issue of homelessness. Lydia shares with us some of the proceedings she has been part of, what has been resolved about the state of the homeless around the world, and what next steps the United Nations, advocacy organizations like her own Institute of Global Homelessness, and ordinary concerned people can take to help solve this seemingly intractable problem.

Sr. Norma Pimentel is a religious sister with the Missionaries of Jesus and the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. Sr. Norma joins us to talk about her work with Central American asylum seekers at the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen Texas run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. She describes what conditions are currently like down at the border and what gives her hope for the future for those that she serves.

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