Recognizing the Stranger is a multi-year leadership development strategy of the West/Southwest Industrial Areas Foundation established with the support of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).
It is designed to assist parishes with large immigrant populations in developing stronger relationships both inside and between community institutions.
Launched in 2017, it is creating a new, regional effort to impact the broader civic and political culture of the immigration issue.
It begins by supporting immigrant leaders to more deeply engage their own parishes, schools and communities, and then to move towards building bridges with sister parishes... continue reading →
September 15, 2023
When Pope Francis told a group of U.S. community organizers that their work was "atomic," Jorge Montiel said, "I thought,...
July 04, 2023
During 4th of July weekend, over 30 parish leaders from five Catholic congregations gathered for Recognizing the Stranger training at St. John...
June 20, 2023
100 parish ministers from 6 parishes gathered from across Oklahoma City for a Recognizing the Stranger training led by VOICE-OKC. Together, leaders...
June 15, 2023
In June, 113 parish leaders from 12 South LA, San Gabriel Valley, Mid-City, and Downtown Los Angeles congregations gathered for 'Recognizing...
April 14, 2023
On Saturday April 15th, over 200 people from 41 institutions and 6 deaneries participated in 'Recognizing the Stranger' parish leadership training...
March 31, 2023
About 80 people representing multiple local Catholic churches and other denominations met at All Saints Catholic Church in the...