Related Statements on Undocumented Students
February 6, 2017
As we celebrate the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, the Italian Islamic Religious
Community (COREIS) and the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) take President Trump's Executive
Order on immigration and refugees as an affront to our common Muslim and Christian
values, and a repudiation of our shared humanity. The order is discriminatory, and
imperils Christian-Muslim relations. It violates a fundamental obligation of our religious
traditions: "Love the stranger, for you were once strangers in Egypt (Dt. 10, 19)",
and misses the goal of the same existence of humanity on Earth following the words
of the Qur'an: "O mankind, indeed we have created you from male and female and made
you peoples and nations, so that you may know one another" (Qur., 49:13).
January 30, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In light of President Donald Trump's recent Executive Order, “Protecting
the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," Jesuit colleges and
universities have issued statements to their students, faculty, staff and local communities.