Getting to Know My Neighbor – Just Like Brother James Miller

Posted By: Marisa Naryka On: 2022-02-10
Posted On: 2022-02-10

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is commemorating the 40th anniversary of the martyrdom of its graduate, Blessed Brother James Miller, ’66, M ’74. Blessed James was murdered in Huehuetenango, Guatemala for his commitment to and his work on behalf of the poor, powerless indigenous community, in particular young men who were being forcibly conscripted into the army.

We are hosting a panel discussion focusing on the question, “Who is My Neighbor? Reflections on Immigration and Refugee Resettlement.” The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Paul Kotz.

All Minneapolis campus Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs students, alums, faculty, and staff are invited to attend this panel discussion and interaction on Wednesday, 16 February, from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, in Brother Louis Hall, Room 105. For those who are unable to join in person, may participate virtually via Zoom.

The panelist include Mr. Gene Gelgelu, Dr. Nhia Heurh Vu, Mr. Jerchah Heurh (Nhia’s father), and Ms. Amy Smith. For more information on the panelists, click here.

Please contact the Office of Mission & Ministry at with any questions regarding the event.

We look forward to commemorating our beloved alumnus with you!