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Border of Death, Valley of Life

Father Daniel Groody, CSC, PhD1, Claudia A. Ramirez1, William Groody2, and Leah Vaughan, MD, MPH3. (1) Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture, University of Notre Dame, 250 McKenna Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556, 574-631-4741, Daniel.G.Groody.1@nd.edu, (2) c/o Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture, P.O. Box 450, Kelseyville, CA 95451, (3) URI, c/o 182 Howard Street, Number 606, San Francisco, CA 94105

Immigration is a complex issue that is changing the face of cultures worldwide. In the United States it is often controversial with many social, economic, political and even religious implications. In the debate, what often gets lost are the human issues at stake.

“Border of Death, Valley of Life” by Fr. Daniel Groody, CSC, Director of the University of Notre Dame's Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture www.nd.edu/~latino/units/clsc.htm, is a profound look at the human face of the migrant. It explores who these people are, why they leave their homes and what they face in their journey. The US-Mexico border is a place of conflict, pain, and hope. It is a reflection on the human struggle for a more dignified life and the search to find God in the midst of it all.

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Keywords: Faith Community, Latin American

Related Web page: www.nd.edu/~latino/units/clsc.htm

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Any relevant financial relationships? No

Collaboration and Partnerships with the Faith Community to Work on Global Health Rights

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA