What's Happening, Why, and A Just Response
About This Book
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.
Elizabeth Colliers and Charles Strain’s Global Migration: What’s Happening, Why, and a Just Response begins to unpack the complex issues surrounding modern migration. 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Stories That Shape Our Lives
Part 1: See—Understanding Global Migration
Chapter 1: Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Refugees
Chapter 2: Climate Change “Refugees”
Chapter 3: Unauthorized Migration to the United States
Chapter 4: The Current Debate: Restrictionists versus Nonrestrictionists
Part 2: Judge—Thinking Through Complex Realities
Chapter 5: Developing an Evaluative, Ethical Framework
Part 3: Act–Acting on Behalf of Refugees, Internally Displaced People, and Migrants
Chapter 6: Collective Action: The Role of NGOs in International Development
Chapter 7: U.S. Immigration Policy: Steps toward Reform
Chapter 8: Individual Action—Where Do We Go from Here?
Epilogue: Thinking and Acting Ethically in Difficult Times