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Welcoming the stranger : justice, compassion & truth in the immigration debate

Author: Matthew Soerens; Jenny Hwang
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, ©2009.
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With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, World Relief staffers Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang debunk myths and misconceptions about immigration and show the limitations of the current immigration system. Ultimately they point toward immigration reform that is compassionate, sensible and just, as they offer concrete ways for you and your church to welcome and minister to your immigrant  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Soerens; Jenny Hwang
ISBN: 9780830833597 0830833595
OCLC Number: 262430793
Description: 240 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The immigration dilemma --
Aliens among you : who are undocumented immigrants? --
Nation of immigrants : a historical perspective on immigration to the United States --
Immigrating the legal way : our immigration system today --
Thinking biblically about immigration --
Concerns about immigration --
The value of immigration to the United States --
The politics and policies of immigration reform --
The church and immigration today --
A Christian response to the immigration dilemma.
Responsibility: Matthew Soerens & Jenny Hwang ; foreword by Leith Anderson.

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With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, World Relief staffers Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang debunk myths and misconceptions about immigration and show the limitations of the current immigration system. Ultimately they point toward immigration reform that is compassionate, sensible and just, as they offer concrete ways for you and your church to welcome and minister to your immigrant neighbors. --from publisher description.

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