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USD guest speaker on religion and immigration

loretomissionUniversity of San Diego invites the public to attend a presentation on religion, migration and national identity. The event starts at  7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009:

The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies and the Trans-Border Institute welcomes His Excellency, Archbishop Agostino Marchetto, J.C.D. Apostolic Nuncio. Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants

The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies and the Trans-Border Institute will sponsor a major international conference on April 15-16, 2009, to consider the connections between migration, religious experience, and national identification. This conference will provide a unique opportunity to examine migration, religion, an national identity in historical and comparative perspective, as well as the efforts of different faith communities to grapple with the challenges of contemporary immigration and assimilation. In advance of the conference, Archbishop Agostino Marchetto will offer his reflections on these important issues.”

The event is free and open to the public at USD’s Joan Kroc Theatre

For directions, visit www.sandiego.edu/about/directions

Read the event flyer here.

Photo of Mision Nuestra Senora de Loreto, in Loreto.

**Disclosure: I am a contributing writer for the monthly Justice in Mexico news report, which is produced by USD’s Trans-Border Institute**