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Welcoming the Stranger

This webinar will cover an overview of why so many churches are speaking out and calling our current immigration system unjust, a layout of the ways that churches are called to welcome the stranger, and a preview of the new Church Between Borders workshop.

Biblical Justice
  • Thanks, Eric I think you already made that opinion clear in your previous series of posts.

  • I wouldn't be so quick to say that mercy is simply giving without obligation because scripture's use of that word goes way deeper than that--beyond a world of obligations and transactional...

  • There is no peace without justice. If you take the theme of justice and peace being inextricably linked out of your theology, you're left with irrelevant spirituality.

     

  • I love this post. There is another thread going on where the author is trying to separate justice from peace and defines justice only as people following the law and being punished when they don't...

  • You've got it mixed up. Justice isn't the earthly achievement of shalom. Justice is a condition for shalom. 

  • This Micah Network Statement, which puts justice in a context where it actually takes form and has hopes for the reign of Christ to transform real people's lives, is one of our most useful pieces...

  • I would recommend trying some Bible study to hear more about how peace and justice really are conflated. Psalm 85 for example celebrates the day when peace and justice kiss. (Is kiss stronger...

  • A coalition of CRC agencies have done some work on the challenges that you are describing. #1. They recommend partnering with a trusted agency--the agency will have a had a long term relationship...

  • I think it's important to continue to trust in God's promises too. Creation is a gift and when we don't take care of it--whether it's toxic water that no one can drink, degraded soil that won't...

  • It also includes people who are volunteering for free.