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Child Labour: Global Estimates & Trends


World Day Against Child Labor 2024 In 2002, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) declared June 12 to be the World Day Against Child Labour. The purpose of this world day is to raise awareness about child labor, as it remains a major problem that deprives children of their childhood and innocence. According to the United Nations (UN), child labour can be defined as, “work performed by children who are under the minimum age legally specified for that kind of work, or work that, because of its detrimental nature or conditions, is considered unacceptable for children and is prohibited.” The priority [...]

Child Labour: Global Estimates & Trends2024-06-12T11:57:24+00:00

Recordings of the Webinar “Climate Change & Human Displacement”


Climate Change & Human Displacement: an appeal to listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor On April 8th, the Scalabrini International Migration Institute co-organized the webinar Climate Change and Human Displacement. This was the third webinar in the international and ecumenical Migration, Ethics, and Theology webinar series, an ongoing conversation aimed at promoting dialogue on migration between theologians, migration scholars, church and civic leaders, activists, as well as refugees and migrants themselves. The webinar discussed how climate change is a factor in human displacement and how the Church and society should respond to this [...]

Recordings of the Webinar “Climate Change & Human Displacement”2024-04-10T16:36:35+00:00

SIMI Talk with Mary Brown


With Mary Brown, director of the archives of the Center for Migration Studies, we talk about how the presence of Scalabrinians in North America has changed from the first mission to today as well as of the importance of research and study in pastoral care. Mary Brown received her doctorate in 1987 from Columbia University in the City of New York partly on the strength of her dissertation on Italian Catholics in the Archdiocese of New York from 1880 to 1930, which focused on how parishes persisted and adapted across generations. She has continued to research and write in that [...]

SIMI Talk with Mary Brown2024-03-04T14:16:41+00:00

Recordings of the Webinar “Communicating Migration”


On February 14th 2024, SIMI organized the webinar Communicating Migration: Resistance, Resilience, and Activism. We share the welcoming speech of Fr. Aldo Skoda, director of SIMI, and recordings of the speakers' speeches. "Thank you for joining us. Migration has indeed become a defining feature of the social, cultural, economic, political and religious life of a world increasingly characterized by the controversial forces of globalization as well as by ongoing conflicts and growing natural disasters. It is also a dominant theme in the media, which often stoke fears and divisions at the expense of the stories and lives of those involved. [...]

Recordings of the Webinar “Communicating Migration”2024-02-21T09:33:10+00:00

“Building bridges and tearing down walls”


“Building bridges and tearing down walls” through migrant resistance, resilience, activism, and world making On February 14th 2024, SIMI organized the webinar Communicating Migration: Resistance, Resilience, and Activism. After opening words from Veronica De Sanctis, Project Manager at SIMI and moderator of the webinar, Fr. Aldo Skoda, Executive Director of SIMI and Professor of Pastoral​​ Theology and Human Mobility at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, mentioned the fears and divisions particularly prevalent in current media, wherein migrants and refugees are often used as merely a tool for creating divisions. To oppose this narrative, he stated that this webinar would [...]

“Building bridges and tearing down walls”2024-03-01T14:42:09+00:00

SIMI TalkJulia Young


With Julia Young we address the issue of migration flows from Mexico to the United States through a historical analysis of the phenomenon. Julia G. Young is a historian of migration, Mexico and Latin America, and Catholicism in the Americas at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  She has published scholarly articles in The Americas, The Catholic Historical Review, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Modernism, and the Journal on Migration and Human Security. She is the author of the prize-winning book, Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War (Oxford University Press, 2015). She co-edited Local Church, Global Church: Catholic Activism in Latin America from Rerum Novarum to [...]

SIMI TalkJulia Young2024-01-22T14:53:40+00:00
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