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Interview with Fr. Edwin Corros


Japan is a country that is not traditionally known for its cosmopolitanism. 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 come from and how are they changing Japanese society? According to the Ministry of Justice, the top ten foreign populations in Japan as of October 2021 come from China, Vietnam, South Korea, the Philippines, Brazil, Nepal, Indonesia, USA, Taiwan and Thailand. From about twenty [...]

Interview with Fr. Edwin Corros2022-11-23T10:30:29+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 have migration flows changed since the 2015 crises? What is the current 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 Mitri2022-11-23T10:47:00+00:00

SIMI Talks 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 Talks with Mary Gautier2022-10-04T08:53:54+00:00
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