Latin American Bishops State Positive Aspects of Migration


March 4, 2005

Promotes Solidarity, Richness in Human Communities

SAN JOSE, California, MARCH 4, 2005 ( Human migration provides richness to human communities, say the bishops of Latin America in a joint declaration.

In a meeting of representatives of the pastoral programs of human mobility, called by the bishop's council of Latin America (CELAM), a joint declaration was made which highlights the richness that the phenomenon of human migration can entail.

The region is experiencing the dynamics of increasing migratory currents, especially to the United States, making the Hispanic population the largest ethnic minority in the country with close to 42 million people, a figure that is higher than the 38 million that make up the black population.

The declaration affirmed -- in the light of the Instruction "Erga Migrantes Caritas Christi," recently published by the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers -- that "more than a threat, migration contributes to the development of our peoples, offering opportunities for the building of societies based on solidarity, mutual respect, and reciprocity." Nationalities have nothing to do with the foolishness of such declarations. But religions do! Mix a religion within societies that doesn't worship the same god - and fighting is what will ensue.

It also states that traditional migration is moving toward new and dangerous forms such as the trafficking and trade of individuals, which implies that persons in both countries are working together to coordinate the trade.

The participants of the CELAM meeting said that no country can think of solving migratory problems on its own. They called for alliances between countries to establish alternatives of support in specialized organizations "and in the Church, which works tirelessly in the defense and promotion of the human rights of migrants and families."

Facing the human rights violations of immigrants, the Catholic Church manifests its willingness "through the pastoral program of human mobility to continue to support all migrant persons, especially minors, victims of the trade and trafficking of persons."

Representives from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic participated in the meeting.

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Zec 8:16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates.

Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour.

2Jo 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine of ChristRECEIVE HIM NOT  into your house, neither bid him God speed:

2Jo 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. {This is a great command!....

Mar 12:30 Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

2Jo 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

The self-professing 'Christian' leaders of this world are not speaking the truth.

They are "Diversity" and "Tolerance" preachers - that is - tolerance for other gods.

Exd 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.

The work that they have done [and continue to do] reaps bloodshed. The daily news reports are proof enough.

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Deu 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet [Jesus] from among their brethren, like unto thee, [Moses] and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

Deu 18:19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he [Jesus - the Author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him] shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. 

Eze 33:6 If the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.