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For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking. National Migration Week for 2021 takes place Sept. 20-26, and will climax with the Vatican’s celebration of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, on Sept. 26. The primary theme is: "Towards an Ever Wider ‘We.'" In his letter announcing this year’s theme, Pope Francis emphasizes that “this focus calls on us to ensure that ‘after all this, we will think no longer in terms of ‘them’ and ‘those,’ but only ‘us’’ (Fratelli tutti, no. 35). And this universal us must become a reality first of all within the Church which is called to cultivate communion in diversity.” To learn more, see, "Responding To Refugees And Migrants: Twenty Action Points." For resources to celebrate this in your parish, see the resource toolkit.