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Immigration & Christian Ethics in 2020

What does it mean to be people of faith in an unjust world?

In this four-week study group, we take an unflinching look at current U.S. immigration policies and ask, What does the Lord require of us in this moment in response to this situation? We will weave between scriptural guidance, theological writings on ethics, and case studies of resistance actions grounded in faith imperatives.  Overview and full syllabus here.

Week 2: No Salvation Without Liberation 

  • Case study: No More Deaths humanitarian aid to migrants crossing the desert
  • Scripture: Mathew 25: 31 – 46
  • Case study background: No More Deaths; Scott Warren case; resource guide on immigration policy (available from Benz or Lea)
  • Theological sources: Gustavo Gutierrez, A Theology of Liberation; Traci West, Disruptive Christian Ethics; Miguel De La Torre, Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins; Obery Hendricks, The Politics of Jesus