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Immigration is one of the world’s greatest challenges. The rhetoric about migrants is becoming hateful and divisive not only in America but around the world. How is a Christian supposed to react to this hot button issue?
Award-winning author, speaker, seminary student, and Bible teacher, Mabel Ninan hopes to encourage believers to think biblically about immigration because immigration is first and foremost a biblical and a faith-forming issue rather than a political one.
Hospitality toward strangers is the quintessential Christian virtue. But even more than that, it must translate into a greater understanding of the identity of the universal church and our role in building the kingdom of God which includes people from all tribes, tongues, cultures, and expressions of Christian faith.
Join Mabel as she talk to immigrants and refugees and unpacks their personal stories. Listen to them share how God was faithful and good to them through the good and bad times and across borders of countries and be inspired to trust in God’s sovereignty and plans. Join Mabel as she talk with theologians, pastors, authors, and ministry leaders who help us discover how migration intersects with theology, missions, and other aspects of our faith.
God is at work, shaping not only individuals but also churches and communities through the movement of people, locally as well as globally. We can participate in God’s plans by prioritizing the expansion of His kingdom over our personal comfort or the preservation of national culture and identity.
An immigrant from India who has lived in seven cities across the U.S. in fourteen years, Mabel navigates between cultures, feeling at home everywhere and nowhere. In her first book, Far from Home: Discovering Your Identity as Foreigners on Earth, Mabel draws from her personal experience as an immigrant and examines the lives of biblical heroes to shed light on how we can find purpose and joy as sojourners on earth.
Download the tip sheet, Love Your Immigrant Neighbor : 5 Action Steps, here.
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