Why Refugees Matter: The Theology of Asylum and Immigration.
Refugees are constantly in the news. Whether it’s a crisis in Afghanistan, Ukraine, or new Home Office regulations to restrict immigration, the topic keeps appearing. But have you ever wondered: what does God think about it all? Does the Bible have anything to say about immigration, national borders, and the right to asylum? Is there a Christian way of thinking and acting towards refugees that’s different from the secular way?
This course will introduce you to Christian refugee ethics. In this standalone one day course, you will (a) gain clarity and understanding about the contemporary global situation (b) explore the biblical message on migration and refugees, (c) tackle difficult questions about human rights & national responsibilities from a Christian point of view. We will be asking questions like: should every nation have an open borders policy? Does a state have the right to decide who enters its borders? How many immigrants is too many? What is the difference between a refugee and an economic migrant, and should we care? Finally, we will ask what practical steps Christians can take to show God’s love to refugees at home and abroad.
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