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Migration: A Faith-Based Humanitarian Vision- Virtual Event

THURSDAY, March 11, 2021 AT 7 PM – 8:30 PM

This FREE event will be hosted on Zoom. Register Here!

We’re delighted to welcome Reverend Daniel Groody, author of Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace, for a discussion about immigration, justice, and courage. This talk is designed not as another report on the crisis at the border but as a discussion about reshaping how we understand the people and events there. Human dignity has its origin in God’s creation. If God made the human being after his own image and likeness, everything human, including immigrants, should be a reflection of God. Groody will be joined in discussion by Dr. Matthew Drever, Associate Professor of Anglican and Ecumenical Studies at the University of Tulsa.


Groody is the vice president and associate provost for the University of Notre Dame, where he also serves as a university Fellow and Trustee, and associate professor of theology and global affairs. He is a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow and former director of the Global Leadership Program within the Institute.  He is a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, and an award-winning professor, author, and film producer.

Drawing on years of work on international migration and refugee issues, Groody has authored numerous books and articles, translated into seven languages, which include Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace (Orbis, 2007) and Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).

He is also the executive producer of several internationally acclaimed films and documentaries, including One Border, One Body: Immigration and the Eucharist, and Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey. He teaches the courses “The Heart’s Desire and Social Change,” “Theology of Migration,” and “Christian Faith and Global Justice,” and he lectures widely around the world.

Groody has worked with the US Congress, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, the World Council of Churches, the Vatican, and the United Nations on issues of theology, globalization, migration, and refugees. In 2007–08 he was a visiting research fellow at Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre.

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