Today was our first day volunteering at the camp in Tabanovce, Macedonia. This has become the required stop for Syrian, Afghani, and Iraqi refugees as they take their journey from fear, war, and persecution. Anywhere from 500-10,000 pass through here per day, paying 25 Euro each for a 4-hour train through Macedonia. Incidentally, this passage […]

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Immigration in the Bible

On October 29, 2015 By

Editor’s Note: This blog originally appeared as part three of a series on the author’s personal blog in October 2015.

 

And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. – Deuteronomy 10:19 (NIV)

Immigration is a topic that is not foreign to the Bible. Seen in […]

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Jesus in the Margins

On February 27, 2015 By

 

 

 

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on February 6th, 2013.

Jesus: I’m increasingly stunned how He came in the midst of the messiness and margins of humanity surrounded by the whispers of scandal.  He was without welcome in His father’s home town, welcomed by the low-class shepherds and Gentile kings, the target […]

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In his speech, President Obama explained that whether our ancestors crossed the Atlantic, or the Pacific, or the Rio Grande, “we were strangers once, too.”  President Obama’s invitation to Americans to welcome the stranger echoes God’s call to Christians.  While I commend President Obama’s action to delay the deportation of roughly four […]

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Editor’s Note: This post is the final installment in a four part series on immigration that originally appeared on Pastor Alan Kraft’s blog, alankraft.me

.In this post, I want to discuss one more response I sometimes hear Christians articulating in the midst of the immigration discussion: “They’re breaking the law. Romans 13 says we […]

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Editors Note: Every Friday, we will try to feature one of our G92 Fellows as guest contributors. G92 Fellows are a group of college students who are committed to mobilizing their campuses around the country for immigration reform.

This past week saw my first event as a G92 Fellow at my […]

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As I mentioned in my last post, we have been learning about immigration in our Border Fellows class. The following is a random assortment of things I never knew (or thought about) regarding immigration in the US:

1. Jesus was a refugee. According to Matthew 2:13-16, Joseph, Mary and Jesus fled to Egypt […]

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Editors Note: Every Friday, we will try to feature one of our G92 Fellows as guest contributors. G92 Fellows are a group of college students who are committed to mobilizing their campuses around the country for immigration reform.

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly […]

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Editors Note: This first appeared on March 3, 2014 on the author’s blog, aboutproximity.com

 

It was not something I thought so much about. Often, people in the shadows come to light, but the fact that we can do something about it… […]

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Welcoming Broken People

On February 26, 2014 By

When welcoming the stranger only involves politics, it is tempting to advocate for the natural protagonists. Children abandoned in the US when their mother is deported solely for being in the US without the proper authorization. Youth who have worked hard in high school, scraped together scholarships in university and want […]

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