Check out this update from our collaborator on the southern border, the KINO Border Initiative!
Bienvenidos | Welcome
We have capped off the Easter season with our great feast of Pentecost. Pentecost is my favorite liturgical holiday – a day in which I have clearly heard and responded to the invitations of the Holy Spirit, whether in my vocation to family or my vocation to the accompaniment of migrants. So it is quite appropriate that in this season we are also celebrating the Missionaries of the Eucharist, a congregation that has listened attentively to the invitation of the Spirit and responded with great love and courage, including through their many years of accompaniment of migrants in Nogales, Sonora. One of my great joys is to work in partnership with the Missionaries of the Eucharist and with each of you to advance God’s extraordinary work of love. I encourage each of you to make space this week to listen and reflect on your own sense of mission. Blessings, Joanna Williams Executive Director Kino Border Initiative
“Do this in Memory of Me”: Celebrating Sister Engracia and the many other Missionaries of the Eucharist who have served at KBI
Kino Border Initiative is especially grateful and indebted to the Missionaries of the Eucharist, for without their vision and service our mission would not have been possible. That is why throughout the months of April and May we celebrated with the sisters their 50 year anniversary of their transformation. READ MORE.
Migrant story: “Come as you are. There is no preference.” Belsica and Yasmina feel welcomed at KBI
Belsica and Yasmina left Honduras to escape persecution based on their identities. They found support and refuge at the Kino Border Initiative. Read their testimonies in this special Pride Month migrant story. READ MORE.
May-June Media Report
We bring you several immigration updates this month. Migrants hold a protest vigil in Nogales after a judge ruled to extend Title 42. Read more about how this policy impacts families stranded at the border and about how Catholic humanitarian aid shelters along the U.S.-Mexico border help asylum seekers. READ MORE.
KBI is seeking a new Development Coordinator to join the team. Read more about this open position and other announcements, such as: open call for summer and fall volunteers, KBI and migrant leaders meet with U.S. and Mexican authorities, KBI hosts our annual “Paseo” to appreciate all the hard working volunteers, and Pedro De Velasco gets appointed as Stated Council for Attention to Migrants in Sonora, MX. READ MORE