In May of 1980, Catholic bishops from eleven Midwestern and Plains states issued a regional statement on land issues called “Strangers and Guests: Toward Community in the Heartland.”

The bishops who signed and issued the statement on May 1, 1980 represented Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

We found that the statement was difficult to find online, so for historical purposes we scanned it and put it up here on the Iowa Catholic Conference website.

Download: “Strangers and Guests”