Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate

Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate

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Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate by Matthew Soerens, Jenny Yang, Leith Anderson

Immigration is one of the most complicated issues of our time. Voices on all sides argue strongly for action and change. Christians find themselves torn between the desire to uphold laws and the call to minister to the vulnerable.
In this book World Relief immigration experts Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang move beyond the rhetoric to offer a Christian response to immigration. They put a human face on the issue and tell stories of immigrants' experiences in and out of the system. With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, they debunk myths and misconceptions about immigration and show the limitations of the current immigration system. Ultimately they point toward immigration reform that is compassionate, sensible, and just as they offer concrete ways for you and your church to welcome and minister to your immigrant neighbors.
This revised edition includes new material on refugees and updates in light of changes in political realities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830845392
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 570,308
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Matthew Soerens serves as the US church training specialist for World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals. In that role, he helps local churches and denominations to address issues of immigration from a distinctly biblical perspective.

Jenny Yang is vice president of advocacy and policy for the refugee and immigration program of World Relief in Baltimore, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Leith Anderson
1. The Immigration Dilemma
2. “Aliens” Among You: Who Are Undocumented Immigrants?
3. Nation of Immigrants: A Historical Perspective on Immigration to the United States
4. Immigrating the Legal Way: Our Immigration System Today
5. Thinking Biblically About Immigration
6. Concerns About Immigration
7. The Value of Immigrants to the United States
8. Immigration Policies and Politics
9. Immigration and the Church Today
10. A Christian Response to the Immigration Dilemma
Appendix 1: Discussion Questions
Appendix 2: Evangelical Statement of Principles for Immigration Reform
Appendix 3: Ministries and Organizations Serving Refugees and Other Immigrants in the United States
Appendix 4: Ministries and Organizations Addressing the Root Causes of Immigration
Appendix 5: Selected Resources for Learning More About the Immigration Issue
Appendix 6: Tools for Political Advocacy

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