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Interview with Fr. Edwin Corros


Japan is a country that is not traditionally known for its cosmopolitan diversity. Whenever Japan’s immigration policy is discussed, descriptions of Japan’s long history as an isolated country closed off from the world soon follow. However, immigration has started to be seen as the most obvious solution to the demographic challenge faced by the country. Where do migrants people come from and how this growth is changing the image of Japan from ethnically homogenous to moderately diverse? According to the Ministry of Justice, the top ten foreign populations in Japan as of October 2021 come from China, Vietnam, South Korea, the [...]

Interview with Fr. Edwin Corros2022-04-05T12:08:32+00:00

Interview with Ariela Mitri


The Balkan migration route is a significant passageway for migrants and asylum seekers heading towards Central and Northern Europe. Countries in the region are seeing a significant resumption of refugee and migrant movements from the Middle East and Central Asia. How migration flows have changed from the 2015 crises? And which is the situation after what is happening in Afghanistan? It is not just about migrants: it is about the whole person, about all people. Over the years, the Balkans represented and still are a bridge between East and West. However, the migration crisis that affected the Balkans since the beginning [...]

Interview with Ariela Mitri2022-03-16T17:12:17+00:00

SIMI Talk with Mary Gautier


With Mary Gautier we talk about the international and multicultural dimension of the new generations of sisters in the United States analyzed in the recent volume Migration for Mission: International Catholic Sisters in the United States. Mary L. Gautier (Ph.D. Sociology, Louisiana State University) retired in 2019 as senior research associate at CARA, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, a position she held for 21 years. Before coming to CARA in 1998, Mary taught sociology at Louisiana State University and at Texas Christian University and served as a lay pastoral associate in Baton Rouge, [...]

SIMI Talk with Mary Gautier2022-02-21T14:30:44+00:00

”Migrants and Pilgrims as our Ancestors” – Meet our Speakers: Suresh Sundram


  Professor Suresh Sundram is Chair and Head, Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University, Director of Research, Mental Health Program Monash Health and Director of Research, Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub, Cabrini Outreach in Melbourne, Australia. He has been involved for seventeen years in asylum seeker mental health. He is an expert consultant on asylum seeker and refugee mental health to the UNHCR and has provided similar expert advice to the: UN; UN Commission on Human Rights; Australian Human Rights Commission; Australian Department of Home Affairs; US State Department; the Governments of Papua New Guinea, Republic of Nauru, [...]

“Migrants and Pilgrims as our Ancestors” – Meet our Speakers: Suresh Sundram2021-09-14T09:46:23+00:00
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