Please note: the views in the materials listed below do not necessarily reflect the views of Immigrant Hope or the EFCA.
By Matthew Soerens & Jenny Hwang
A great primer for learning about the current immigration situation and how Evangelicals should get involved in a proactive and bibilcal way. Easy to read and designed for beginners, WTS is nonetheless thoroughly researched and documented. It provides a solid framework for understanding the rest of the information that is out there on immigration.
By M. Daniel Carroll R.
Written by a professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary, CATB is a thorough examination of what the Bible has to say about immigration, and how that relates to the current situation in the United States. It is a great tool for those who want to build their perspective on God’s Word.
By Timothy Keller
Generous Justice has been the catalyst for much of the recent work in Christian social justice and development. Although its subject is much broader than immigration, it outlines the philosophy and theology that guides programs like Immigrant Hope.
By the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE)
Endorsed by dozens of Evangelical organizations and leaders, including former President Bill Hamel of the EFCA, this resolution outlines a practical, biblical approach to immigration reform. It does not advocate for a specific law or policy; instead it lays out a number of principles that should be followed for a just, compassionate resolution to the current immigration crisis.
By Alex Mandes in Kindred Spirit, a Dallas Theological Seminary publication
This article, by the Director of Immigrant Hope, describes several biblical principles that must be balanced in a Christian response to immigration, such as the Great Commission, respect for the law, and care for the vulnerable. Dr. Mandes also explores a model for dealing with undocumented immigrants, taken from the book of Philemon.
By Bill Kynes in EFCA Today
Pastor Bill Kynes addresses one of the most divisive aspects of the immigration debate, especially among Christians: immigrants who violate U.S. laws. This article addresses the nature of law itself, the requirements and consequences of current U.S. law, and how to respect authority in a broken system.
Produced by the EFCA and Immigrant Hope
This video tells the story of an undocumented immigrant, the church that stood with him, and God’s redemption. Adrian is currently a pastor, church planter, and GATEWAY facilitator in Madison, WI.
Produced by UrbanEntry and Mile High Ministries
A part of the UrbanEntry series, this video touches on stories of immigrants, common immigration myths, biblical principles that apply to immigration, and practical examples of Christians responding to immigration in a positive way. Click on the link to view an intro or purchase the DVD, which comes with a Study Guide and 60 minutes of teaching by Dr. M. Daniel Carroll R., a professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary.