USA - Sr. Norma Pimentel and Fr. James Martin Honored for Commitment to Faith and Justice
On May 21, 2019 at the first annual Ignite: A Celebration of Justice in New York City, the Ignatian Solidarity Network honored Sr. Norma Pimentel, M.J., and Fr. James Martin, S.J., for their commitment to faith and justice-for "being a beacon of light to those who have been discarded, dehumanized, or forgotten." As executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in McAllen, Texas, Sr. Pimentel works to provide humanitarian aid to migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Her role has situated her as a powerful voice in the U.S., advocating on behalf of those who migrate and urging immigration reform that upholds the dignity of those seeking refuge at the border, fleeing violence, poverty, and other injustices. Read more...