IGF047 In Good Faith - Sister Sharlet Wagner, Newcomer Network at Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Washington
Sister Maxine talks with Sister Sharlet, an immigration lawyer and executive director of the Newcomer Network, an innovative program that provides immigration legal services and connects people with other essentials such as food, health care, and employment. The Network is part of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.
01:48 Providence, travel, and Sister Sharlet's call to become a Catholic sister.
08:08 Discerning a call to the Sisters of the Holy Cross and to ministry as an immigration lawyer.
11:15 Ministry at the Central American Resource Center in Los Angeles, California, and Holy Cross Ministries, in Utah.
14:36 Stories of spirit and resilience from immigrants and asylum seekers.
21:19 Helping immigrants navigate social services.
27:16 Facts vs. fiction about immigrants and immigration.
36:24 Taking a faith-based approach to immigration.
39:32 Politics, policies, and what happens when there's a change in administration in the White House.
44:30 Recommended resources about immigration:
- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Justice for Immigrants Campaign
- Lutheran Immigration Refugee Services
- Newcomer Network
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IGF046 In Good Faith with Srs. Barbara Hagel and Jeanette DeYoung, gardeners, beekeepers, and educators
Sisters Barbara Hagel and Jeanette DeYoung are Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose in Fremont, California. They are also gardeners, beekeepers, and educators whose work exemplifies the Dominican Sisters’ leadership in caring for creation. The Dominican campus is home to a 5,000 square foot vegetable garden, a community garden, fruit trees, olive trees dating to the early 1800s, a meadow, and over 1 million honeybees. It’s a place of beauty and education, where the local community gathers with the sisters to learn about and model sustainable living.