June 11, 2007
Event to focus on church’s role in immigration
Augusta, Ga. – With immigration, both legal and illegal, on the minds of politicians and the public alike in recent weeks, discussion on the topic is widespread. Certain public institutions play a key role in immigration but struggle to define their borders. One upcoming event seeks to explore just what part the church is playing in an issue that could determine the course of American government for decades to come.
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and the Augusta State University Center for Immigration Studies are co-sponsoring a documentary film presentation and panel discussion on Friday, June 15, 2007 in Our Lady of Peace’s Father Sam Auditorium, located at 856 Old Edgefield Road in North Augusta, S.C.
Organizers will show the 20-minute film, “Strangers No Longer: Together on a Journey of Hope.” According to Dr. Paul Harris, ASU professor of Political Science and director of ASU’s Center for Immigration Studies, the documentary examines the church’s role in immigration.
After the film, Dr. Harris will facilitate a discussion about the film and its subject matter. Also participating in the discussion will be Maria Mallar, the director of the Centro Educativo at Our Lady of Peace, and Ray Morales, the director of the Hispanic ministry for the Diocese of Savannah. The event is open to the public.
For more information, call Dr. Harris in ASU’s Department of Political Science at 706-737-1710.
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