The scale of human migration can be overwhelming—estimates are that more people are on the move in our time than at any time in human history. To each “number” there is a human face, a person made in the image of God. How can people of faith respond to this crisis in tangible ways? How can the Bible inform our response? To look at these and other questions related to the migration crisis we will be joined by a panel from across North America with a variety of experiences and perspectives on migration.
-> vănThanh Nguyễn, S.V.D., is the author of the new book "What Does the Bible Say About Strangers, Migrants and Refugees?". Nguyễn came to the United States as a refugee from Vietnam in 1975 and he is today Professor of New Testament Studies.
-> Dannia Orellana and Aida Pena were born in San Salvador, El Salvador. In the 1990s they fled the Civil War in El Salvador and came to Los Angeles, California.
-> Sean Ryan and Monica Nugent are university students living in Vancouver, British Columbia. As an outgrowth of their Catholic faith, both are active in Dignity Inherent, a group working to raise awareness about human trafficking and Canada’s laws on prostitution.