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    Irish Episcopal Commission for Emigrants: November 2007

    By Noreen Bowden | September 26, 2007

    The Irish Episcopal Commission for Emigrants marks 50 years of the Irish Chaplaincy in Britain with a conference called, “Pastoral Care to Public Policy – Journeying with the Migrant”. The conference will highlight the value of a sustainable pastoral care response to the phenomenon of inward migration in Ireland.  A panel of international speakers will examine the global context, as well as current cultural and policy deficits in Ireland.

    Speakers will include:

    • Members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference
    • Peter Sutherland, Chairman of the UN Global Commission for Migration
    • Bishop Nicholas Di Marzio, Bishop of Brooklyn and former Executive Director of Migration and Refugee Service for the U.S. Catholic Conference
    • Desmond Cahill, Professor of Intercultural Studies at RMIT (Melbourne Institute of Technology)
    • Francis Davis, Von Hügel Institute, University of Cambridge

    The conference will take place on 21 – 23 November, 2007 in the Dunboyne Castle Hotel in County Meath.

    Contact the conference office at +353 1 5053055 or by email at For more information, visit

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