Faith and Spirituality
We are called by God to this work and it is by God’s grace that it is possible. We use prayer and discernment to ground and guide our decision-making. Rooted in our faith, we welcome and include people of any creed.
We respect the dignity, will and abilities of migrants; and journey with them recognizing the physical, psychological, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions of their realities. We value how migrants accompany each other and us. We see migrant men, women and children as whole people and God’s children who are more than their experience of migration.
Hope and Joy
In the midst of challenge and despair, we celebrate small victories and simple joys. We have faith that if we are true to our values, our mission and vision can and will be achieved. We have faith that in our work we collaborate with God in bringing about God’s Kingdom. That faith gives us hope.
We are all children of God and for that reason each of us has inherent dignity. We take care of each other because we respect the dignity of migrants and of our staff, volunteers, and collaborators.
Justice and Equity
We work in solidarity with migrants to promote their human and legal rights. We value our binationalionality and multiculturality and commit to living them with justice and equity. We speak out against injustice. We consider inequalities created by power dynamics and privilege in the decisions we make, and are mindful of the impact on those most marginalized and at-risk.
We strive to create an environment where everyone feels seen, welcome, valued and at home. We share our table with everyone, regardless of race, creed or religion. In that way we enact the Eucharist in our daily work.