Learn More About Immigration

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By Kevin Lines

The Evangelical Immigration Table (www.evangelicalimmigrationtable.org) is an organization of Evangelical Christians seeking bipartisan immigration reform and who seek to love the stranger in their communities.

Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion, & Truth in the Immigration Debate, by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang (Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2009)
This is a great primer for learning about the current immigration situation and how Evangelicals should get involved in a proactive and biblical way. This easy-to-read book is designed for beginners, but is thoroughly researched and documented. It provides a solid framework for understanding immigration.

Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible, by M. Daniel Carroll R. (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2013)
This book (written by a professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary) is a thorough examination of what the Bible has to say about immigration and how that relates to the current situation in the United States. It is a great tool for those who want to build their perspective based on God’s Word.

Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission, by J.D. Payne (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2012)
This book focuses on the intercultural ministry opportunities now available to the church. Payne presents ideas for how your church can move forward in mission to migrants.

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