The KBI is pleased that the 2015 Annual Report is available—in print and online—and humbled that we are being considered for a respected service award. Also, our summer immersions continue, and a visitor from an immersion earlier this year has written an eloquent reflection on the experience for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA. Finally, we remind you to keep up with our Facebook pages for the latest KBI news.
- KBI Annual Report: The KBI 2015 Annual Report is here! Copies have been mailed out, and we hope you find its contents to be informative and inspiring. If you’d like to receive a printed copy, please email your request to Ivette Fuentes at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the online version, go to: https://www.kinoborderinitiative.org/annual-report/. Many thanks to all our donors, volunteers and partner organizations who made 2015 an eventful and successful year for the KBI.
- The KBI Is Honored: The Kino Border Initiative is one of seven finalists for Catholic Extension’s Lumen Christi Award. Finalists are organizations or individuals who demonstrate the power of faith to transform lives and communities, bringing the “Light of Christ” to those who are marginalized and in need. Nominated for this award by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, the KBI is honored to be among the finalists considered this year and awaits the result to be announced in the fall. More information about Catholic Extension and the award can be found at: https://www.catholicextension.org/lumen-christi-award.
- Immersion Reflections: We invite you to read a three-part essay written by Bob Macpherson about his immersion experience at the KBI. He travelled to the border with others from St. Peter Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina to learn more about the border first-hand, and shared his writings with Jesuit Refugee Service/USA as part of their Voices series.
Part One: http://jrsusa.org/Voices_Detail?TN=DTN-20160520030652.
Part Two: http://www.jrsusa.org/Voices_Detail?TN=DTN-20160527122424.
Part Three: http://jrsusa.org/Voices_Detail?TN=DTN-20160603104123.
- KBI Facebook Pages: Don’t forget to check out the KBI’s Facebook pages, in English and Spanish. They’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest immigration news and KBI activities.