The 2014 National Migration Conference (NMC) is a gathering hosted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/ MRS), the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA).
The National Migration Conference is intended to build the capacity of the Catholic Church and society to advance the life and dignity of the human person in our work with immigrants, migrants, refugees, unaccompanied migrant children, victims of human trafficking, and other vulnerable people on the move.
*All events take place in the Renaissance Downtown Hotel grand ballroom, unless otherwise noted.
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, DC 20001
Monday, July 7
St. Patrick’s Church 619 10th Street NW Washington, DC 20001
The Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl (Archbishop of
Washington, DC) and will feature music from the St. Camillus
Opening Reception and Keynote Address (back at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel)
keynote address will be delivered by Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga
(Archbishop of Tegucigalpa and President of Caritas Internationalis).
Tuesday, July 8
Anne Richard - Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM)
Shelly Pitterman - UNHCR Regional Representative for the USA and the Caribbean
Eskinder Negash - Director for Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Live stream from Kakuma refugee camp (Kenya)
Lunch Address from Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
Movie Night Film Screening of Children in No
Man’s Land. Discussion before and after the film with the film’s
director, Anayansi Prado, and participants from the 2013 Bishops’ Trip
to Central America.
Wednesday, July 9
Media Panel Fernando Pizarro- Univision Francis X. Rocca- Catholic News Service
Grand Bazaar: Celebrating Success in Service to Others A
multicultural celebration! Featuring: food from around the world, a
marketplace of vendors who support vulnerable populations with a portion
of their proceeds, and performances by professional dance troupes.
Manyang Reath Kher, a former “Lost Boy” from Sudan, will serve as Master
Thursday, July 10
Advocacy Day Prayer Service Upper Park D (Senate) 200 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
300 participants will gather on the Senate steps to pray for
immigration reform before they meet with their local representatives to
advocate for the issue.