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Welcoming the stranger : justice, compassion & truth in the immigration debate

Author: Matthew Soerens; Jenny Yang
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, World Relief staffers Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Soerens; Jenny Yang
ISBN: 9780830833597 0830833595
OCLC Number: 262430793
Notes: Dordt University notes:
The immigration dilemma -- Aliens among you : who are undocumented immigrants? -- Nation of immigrants : a historical perspective on immigration to the United States -- Immigrating the legal way : our immigration system today -- Thinking biblically about immigration -- Concerns about immigration -- The value of immigration to the United States -- The politics and policies of immigration reform -- The church and immigration today -- A Christian response to the immigration dilemma -- Appendices: Discussion questions ; World Relief Statement in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform ; Ministries and organizations serving immigrants and refugees in the United States ; Ministries and organizations addressing the root causes of immigration ; Selected resources for learning more about the immigration issue ; Tools for political advocacy.
Description: 240 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The immigration dilemma --
Aliens among you : who are undocumented immigrants? --
Nation of immigrants : a historical perspective on immigration to the United States --
Immigrating the legal way : our immigration system today --
Thinking biblically about immigration --
Concerns about immigration --
The value of immigration to the United States --
The politics and policies of immigration reform --
The church and immigration today --
A Christian response to the immigration dilemma.
Responsibility: Matthew Soerens & Jenny Hwang ; foreword by Leith Anderson.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) u180415

Abstract:

With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, World Relief staffers Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang 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. --from publisher description.
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