theology


V.19 No.20 | 5/20/2010
Frin the May Day protests against SB 1070 in Santa Fe.
Amy Dalness

Feature

The Stranger Among Us

Christian theology and migration

One of the most heartening things about the immigrants rights movement today is the involvement by U.S. citizens who are people of faith. Thousands turned out in the streets around the country—side by side with immigrants—to demand humane immigration reform and to express outrage at SB 1070, the Arizona law that cracks down on immigrants. The concern for immigrants’ rights is mirrored in migration theology, a growing area of scholarship that examines what the Bible has to say about how we treat “the stranger among us.”

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