Program Overview

Faith and Immigration Justice facilitates holy and healthy dialogue around immigration, a highly contentious topic that is nevertheless intricately linked with our Christian faith.

Some of the questions explored in this program include “Why don’t people ‘get in line’ to become citizens the legal way?,” “Why do people migrate?”, “What does the Bible say about immigration?”, and “What’s going on with DACA?”. Participants walk away from this program better equipped to advocate for immigration policies that are just, effective, and compassionate, and to lead their communities in extending hospitality toward their immigrant neighbors. 

According to the UNHCR (The UN’s refugee agency), there are 82.4 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. Needless to say, the scale of this issue is huge. This program focuses primarily on immigrants crossing our southern border, though the program certainly touches upon global migration and immigrants coming to the U.S. from non-Latin American countries. Ultimately, a deeper understanding of this particular slice of the issue will help your group to better understand migration in general, as well as motivate you to learn about — and learn from — immigrants from all countries and cultures. 

In writing this program, we intentionally sought out resources from a variety of faith and political perspectives. Regardless of whether you consider yourself “conservative” or “progressive,” Catholic or Protestant, or if you don’t fit neatly into any of these categories, we hope that all group members will feel welcome in this program.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any further questions about program materials or the resources that JustFaith Ministries seeks to provide for your church or community.