From September 15 - 23, one hundred women walked on a 100-mile pilgrimage from a detention center in York County, Pennsylvania to Washington, DC. Arriving when the Pope was speaking in Congress and meeting with the President, we walked carrying stories from a site of human suffering to the Pope with a message of human dignity.
Pope Francis has said that the globalization of migration requires a globalization of charity and cooperation. He describes a world where no one is seen as useless, out of place or disposable, a church without borders, and nations that welcome the stranger.
When he came to Washington, we were there to greet him with the hope that each step we take is another step closer to a world of dignity for migrants.