IGF047 In Good Faith - Sister Sharlet Wagner, Newcomer Network at Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Washington

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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: 

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In Good Faith - Sister Sharlet Wagner, Newcomer Network at Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Washington

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All we have and need comes from God

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We Sisters choose to meet our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.

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