Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Resources to help form and inform our Christian response to Immigrants and Refugees

This Epiphany, we are spending six Sundays looking at the six areas of focus of ACT (Anne Arundel Connecting Together) in light of our faith and scripture. How are these the work of Christmas as described by Howard Thurman in the poem at right?

Each week I will be lifting up resources to help you reflect and learn more about these areas where we as Christians are called to care for our neighbors in practical, loving ways.


Resources to help you reflect on our Christian response to immigration:
·      Inhospitable, a podcast telling the story of the journey of one man, Gilles Bikindou, in the context of immigration in the United States. Inhospitable is a production of Greenwood Forest Baptist Church in NC, Gilles’ faith community and a fellow Alliance of Baptists congregation. Visit www.inhospitableusa.org.
·      The Bible as the Ultimate Immigration Handbook by Joan Raduskin of Church World Service: https://www.greatplainsumc.org/files/ministries/mj_bible_immigration_handbook.pdf
·      Strangers in the Land, a six week e-book devotional on immigration, the church, and the Bible produced by Sojourners: https://sojo.net/node/216822
·      Read migrant stories at https://time.com/longform/migrants/
·      Learn about local organizations committed to helping immigrants in our area: