Tuesday 24 January 2012

Guy Brandon on a Christian Response to Immigration

Guy Brandon, A Christian Response to Immigration (Cambridge: Jubilee Centre, 2011).

Guy Brandon, at the ever-productive Jubilee Centre, has produced a short document offering a Christian perspective on immigration. Here’s the summary:

‘Immigration is a live and perennial issue, and often prompts polarised and unhelpful responses from politicians, the media and the public. Our default viewpoint is frequently one of suspicion, a simplistic reaction that assumes immigrants all come for the same reason and have identical motives. The Old Testament’s approach to immigration was far more nuanced, and a biblical view of nationhood and immigration helps to bring a degree of balance and proportion to the debate.’

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