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Immigration: A Christian Response. Arizona immigration law. Illegal immigration. Immigrants in the Bible. Ben Daniel's book Neighbor. These are all things to consider in the conversation about immigration from Mexico to the United States.
Loving Our Neighbors

Immigration and the Mexican Border

Publication Date:
10/20/2010
Pages:
0
Session(s)
2
Product Type:
Internet Download
Adult Study
Product Number:
TC0484

The international boundary that separates the United States and Mexico runs for nearly two thousand miles, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. It is a place of contrast that traverses a geography of beauty and violence, wealth and poverty, hope and despair. For generations, it has been among the most frequently crossed borders in the world. In recent years, in an effort to stem the tide of border crossings, the U.S.-Mexico border has also become among the most militarized borders in the world, with nearly seven hundred miles of steel fencing and high-tech monitoring systems, and thousands of armed federal agents patrolling the border.

As Christians join the broader American conversation about immigration, it is important for us to understand how immigration and a concern for the well-being of migrants--"aliens" and "strangers"--is deeply embedded in the history of the Christian Church, and woven into the very fabric of Scripture.

In session one, participants will consider the legal, ethical, and moral considerations that come into play with respect to the international boundary separating Mexico and the United States. They will also explore the impact of the ambiguous way the border was established and examine the role of racism and xenophobia and its influence in our past and present immigration history.

In session two, participants will explore biblical stories of migration and how the Bible can be read as a tapestry of immigration stories and immigration-related themes. They will also learn how being Christian can affect their response to immigration.

Ben Danielis pastor of Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland, California. He is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post and provides commentary for KQED FM, the largest NPR affiliate in the United States. He is the author of The Search for Truth about Islam: A Christian Pastor Separates Fact from Fiction and Neighbor: Christian Encounters with "Illegal" Immigration, named Religion Book of the Year by ForeWord Reviews.


Martha Bettis-Gee is Associate for Child Advocacy in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).


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