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Migrations – Migraciones

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PRELIMINARY VISION OF THE NETWORK (Loyola Revised Version)

20 June 2011

A)     MISSION

The Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN) is an inter-sectoral network initiated by the Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology and based in the social apostolate of the Society of Jesus. The Migration branch of the GIAN is a network that does the following:

  1. Specializes in Ignatian advocacy on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable migrants and displaced;
  2. Shares mutual experiences and provides resources and training;
  3. Develops a common agenda;
  4. Carries out collaborative campaigns which seek to raise social awareness by engaging in Ignatian advocacy with governments, transnational corporations, and inter-governmental agencies at the local, national, and international levels;
  5. Seeks to defend and promote citizenship, the right to migrate, and the right to full human development in one’s country of origin.

B)      OUR WAY OF PROCEEDING

D1 SENSITIVITY, CONSCIOUSNESS                            D2. ADVOCACY

C. CONDUCTS INVESTIGATION/RESEARCH (based on common experiences)

B. IDENTIFIES PRINCIPAL THEMES OF COMMON CONCERN

A. BEGINS WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF ACCOMPANIMENT

C) HOW WE DESIRE TO ADDRESS MIGRATION ISSUES

1. By considering migration comprehensively in places of origin, transit, and destination.

2. By making an option for the most vulnerable and excluded groups (undocumented migrants and those internally displaced by political, economic, environmental causes.)

3. By examining the structural causes of migration.

4. By offering a response of the Society of Jesus as a worldwide apostolic body, and not as a regional group or small sector of institutions.

5. By strengthening transnational alliances (regional) with an eye toward global synergies and common issues/themes.

6. By working with JRS as decided in the respective Conferences.

7. By partnering and collaborating with others (Ignatian networks, civil society networks, churches, NGOs, etc.)

D) MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA

1. Institutions which specialize in or have programs related to migration

2. Committed to our Ignatian advocacy model (Our Way of Proceeding)

3. Willing to participate at a minimum by communication at specific dates and times

4. Flexibility!

E) A POSSIBLE INITIAL THEME FOR ADVOCACY:

Addressing government policies which regulate migration flows: border control, deportation, detention, etc.

Existing Mappings on Migration

Mappings exist in the Conferences of Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

Questionnaire

This is a proposal that we will discuss in Loyola, feel free to play around with it! Versión castellana abajo.

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