What is my main takeaway for those of us in the context of higher ed? Royce’s conclusion summarizes the book’s call to prayer, knowing and learning from immigrant neighbors, serving, giving, educating our churches and communities/advocacy, and addressing the root issues.
This final chapter is a call to action, recommending several possible ways you as a Christian can become involved in the immigration dilemma.
This week, our subject is Chapter 9 of Welcoming the Stranger, “Immigration and the Church Today.”
I have long thought that the only reason this issue is not more forcefully addressed is because immigration affects “those people,” and that the politicians families and friends are not affected.
I appreciate that Soerens and Yang do not make economic claims central to their book, but I also appreciate that they have examined some of the most common economic claims related to immigration.