Tisha M. Rajendra’s new book Migrants and Citizens offers an important intervention to recent attempts to articulate a just response to the global immigration crisis.
We needed to get to know each other and to listen to each other's stories so that we could envision and work toward making northwest Iowa a region where all of us could flourish together, whatever our race or ethnicity.
Francisco Cantú’s memoir, The Line Becomes a River, steps as a first-hand account albeit a non-theological account of the human costs of border security.
The God we encounter in Scripture hears the cries of mothers wailing for their children but is not moved by the smug self-righteousness of those who claim there is a proper and orderly way to flee for one’s life.
My democratic hope is that no immigrant in this country should feel that his or her efforts are futile and future predetermined because of legal status.
Immigrant Neighbors Among Us does not provide any easy answers to this contentious public debate, but rather, it aims to equip Christian clergy, educators, and lay leaders with the knowledge of how to engage the conversation within a biblical and theological framework.