The CRC Office of Social Justice has created and gathered resources that answer Frequently Asked Questions about refugees and refugee resettlement.
Office of Social Justice
The Office of Social Justice works with congregations and individuals to develop a deeper understanding of and response to God's call to let justice flow like a river in both our personal and communal lives, as well as in the structures of our societies. When we talk about social justice, we mean God's original intention for human society: a world where basic needs are met, people flourish, and peace (shalom) reigns. God calls us, the church, to participate in the renewal of society so that all—especially the weak and vulnerable—can enjoy God's good gifts.
- Creation Care and Climate Action
- Religious Persecution
- Restorative Justice
- Poverty and Hunger
- Middle East Peace
- Indigenous Justice
The CRC Office of Social Justice compiled a map that will help you find local pregnancy resource centers in your area. Most of these centers offer pregnancy tests, counseling, and support for mothers who decide to carry their babies to term.
Prayers Newsletter is a weekly email with 3-5 prayers addressing justice issues from around the world. Forward them to your pastor for Sunday's congregational prayer, print them for use in small groups, or supplement your personal devotions.
To make it easier for you to contact your elected leaders, the Office of Social Justice (OSJ) sends out action alerts — periodic calls for action relating to our main justice issues. Visit the OSJ Action Center here to take our latest action alerts.
Church Between Borders is a three part interactive workshop that sparks thought and discussion for Christian groups interested in engaging immigration from a Biblical perspective.
For over a half of a century the Christian Reformed Church has worked with and ministered among refugees. Read stories of CRC congregations and members welcoming, helping to resettle, and being blessed by refugees.
This guide seeks to provide answers to many of the most common questions that policymakers, the media, and the public ask about immigration and provides background on what immigration means to the US as we debate reform of our immigration system.
If we’re going to think faithfully about immigration and immigrants, it’s important that we share an understanding of how immigration works today. This fact sheet provides basic information about how the U.S. legal immigration system is designed.
In their book, Welcoming the Stranger, Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang Yang move beyond rhetoric to offer a Christian response to immigration.
At the same time that countries around the world are building fences and implementing laws to keep “the other” out, we are creating new programs to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
Apology accepted, Ken. Thanks for reading!posted on: We Choose Love Over Fear
Hi Ken, that quote was in the original article, as submitted to Do Justice by the author. The OSJ has been advocating for comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. for years, which includes...posted on: We Choose Love Over Fear