Join the KBI Team
We are still accepting applications for the Director of Finance and Administration position. The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for overseeing the overall financial management and internal controls, managing all human resource functions, and directing general business operations of the organization in a way that will allow all Kino Border Initiative legal entities in the US and Mexico to effectively fulfill its mission.
Welcoming our new Director of Education and Advocacy: Pedro De Velasco Garza
Join us in welcoming our dynamic new Director of Education and Advocacy, Pedro De Velasco Garza. In this role, Pedro will create and direct our strategy for improving policies that affect migrant lives and mobilizing people on both sides of the border to take action for more humane migration.
“I am really excited about this new opportunity to serve our migrant community from the frontline. I strive to be docile to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to be a true bridge between my brothers and sisters and God’s mercy. I also hope to build and strengthen collaborative networks that reverse the anti-immigrant rhetoric, and influence the transformation of immigration policies, towards a just and humane system,” Pedro says.
Missionary Sisters of the Eucharist celebrate 49 years!
We are celebrating with the Missionary Sisters of the Eucharist! The order turned 49 on May 25. Members of our team Sr. Engracia Robles Robles and Sr. Cecilia Lopez Arias, both sisters from the order, attended a vibrant, Covid-safe celebration to commemorate the day.
Engracia told us, “The missionary sisters give me the opportunity to work with the most vulnerable people due to different circumstances. That’s what I love the most.”
Their order is marked by 5 key commitments:
1) Incarnate prayer, that is, that our union with God is manifested in works.
2) Universal communion. Do not be exclusive.
3) Joy in everything we do as a fruit of the love with which we do it.
4) Freedom and responsibility, that is, inner freedom and maturity in acting.
5) Commitment to justice. The fight for justice must be the fundamental principle for our discernments.
We can’t wait to celebrate even bigger for next year, when the order turns 50!
Volunteers are returning for the summer
As vaccinations are picking up on both sides of the border, we have been thrilled to start welcoming volunteers back. We are always happily busy with volunteers during the summer and eager to show hospitality. If you are interested in volunteering with us, note that we are dutifully seeking volunteers for the fall months and would love to welcome you. Contact Rosalie Candau for more information.
Welcome with Dignity campaign
Kino Border Initiative is proud to endorse and participate in the #WelcomeWithDignity campaign. The campaign brings together hundreds of advocates and organizations to say it loud and clear: we’re ready for a just asylum system that puts compassion and dignity first. Visit welcomewithdignity.org to get involved and amplify this message.
June 21 #SaveAsylum Event: Bienvenidos, Bendiciones…Adelante Vamos Juntos!
To observe World Refugee Day and to advocate for asylum-seekers still facing dangerous barriers, the #SaveAsylum coalition will hold an interfaith public event on June 21st. Bishop Weisenburger, leaders of other faiths, elected officials, migrants, asylum-seekers, and musicians will welcome refugees to the hospitality of our community. We will extend blessings towards newly-arriving asylum seekers, and call for an increase in processing, and an end to exclusionary policies. World Refugee Day is an international celebration on June 20th every year, recognizing the courage of refugees.
Monday, June 21, 2021, 1:00pm
Gather at the Cathedral’s outdoor Placita Plaza (150 S Stone); program held inside Cathedral at 192 S. Stone, Tucson