Search ResultsThe Ethics of Immigration Reform There is a dire need for a comprehensive solution to the broken U.S. immigration system and Ralston Deffenbaugh, in this interview, discusses many solutions. A Worship Service Involving Immigration Focusing on the theme of immigration, Leigh Jackson's service order contains a call to worship, litanies, hymns, prayers, and scripture references that highlight both God's love and our duty to be "vessels for justice and mercy." Crossing Over: Immigration and Border Issues In this article, Katharine Jefferts Schori looks at immigration and border issues through the narratives of Scripture. Love pushes us past fences, she concludes. Witnessing Inner Peace, Immigration Justice, and God's Relevance in Society Seven news stories that cover the topics of witness and prayer, Biblical teaching on immigration, godlessness on Television, aborting children with disabilities, soccer outreach in the slums, unrepentant heart, the importance of having worthy goals. On Immigration Reform In this address, Katharine Jefferts Schori speaks on the current crisis of immigration policy and offers a theological perspective that begins with the biblical charge to love God and to love one's neighbor as oneself. Voices on Immigration This article features quotes from various leaders on immigration. The Bible is filled with immigrants—all people created equal in the image of God. We see that God often works through those who are immigrants. A Biblical view on Immigration This audio lecture given by Daniel Carroll explores the issues surrounding immigration through a Christian and biblical lens touching on Romans 13, the migration of Old Testament patriarchs, the image of God, and other themes. A Biblical view on Immigration This audio lecture given by Daniel Carroll explores the issues surrounding immigration through a Christian and biblical lens touching on Romans 13, the migration of Old Testament patriarchs, the image of God, and other themes. Worship Resources for Radical Hospitality Scripture models well for us how to speak about immigration in worship...we can witness God's faithfulness to the refugees and migrants in the past and together seek responses that reflect God's heart. Why Is Immigration a Christian Issue? Acknowledging the respect that Christians have for both law and hospitality, this article by James C. Howell on Romans 13:1 and Leviticus 19:34 argues that Christians should be receptive and hospitable toward immigrants. Few Say Religion Shapes Views on Immigration This 2010 poll by the Pew Research Center found that few Americans include religion as an important factor for how they think about issues of immigration. How are churches failing in education on this subject? A Biblical view on Immigration This audio lecture given by Daniel Carroll explores the issues surrounding immigration through a Christian and biblical lens touching on Romans 13, the migration of Old Testament patriarchs, the image of God, and other themes. Full Text Hymns on Immigration How Beautiful, Our Spacious Skies©
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A More Perfect Union To contribute to the national debate over immigration, churches must continue not only to talk about but also to walk with immigrants. An adult Sunday School lesson/study guide by Robert Kruschwitz. The World is Here Asserting that ancient Jerusalem hosted people from many nations, this article by John Carpenter on Matthew 28:19 and Acts 1:8 explains how immigration growth in society aids the spreading of the Gospel by fostering international communication.... A Conversation on Hospitality, Immigration, Justice, and Law God’s justice can provide a framework for talking about how to provide hospitality to the immigrant who is legally marginalized. Waves of Blessing, Waves of Change Describing how the North American Church should respond to a wave of immigration, this article by Randy White encourages churches to build relationships with immigrants that address immigrant needs and recognize the contributions of immigrants. Building Homes in a New Land Commentary on Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, by Garrett Galvin, who connects Jeremiah's instruction to exiles to build homes in Babylon and seek the welfare of their new city to contemporary debates about Christians' role in welcoming immigration. Belonging Among “the Least of These” In the throes of immigration reform, this essay directs our focus toward restoring a sense of belonging among immigrants. The church can respond in many ways: intercessory prayer, missionary proclamation, Christian activism, and compassionate hospitality. Ruth: Resident Alien with a Face Michael Moore reflects on lessons to be learned about immigration from the story of Ruth. One is that God enjoys using foreigners "to redeem, teach, save, and sanctify his chosen people." God's Work through Immigrants in Our Neighborhood A book quote from "Strangers Next Door," by J.D. Payne uses stories of meeting Christians of various nationalities to show immigration puts missions in our neighborhoods. This is appropriate for Matthew 28:18-19 and other passages.