The purpose of this web site is to help congregations understand the issue of immigration within the United States and how we can respond as followers of Jesus. Our hope is that first, we are able to better understand why people come to the United States and the issues they face; second, to find ways to welcome our brothers and sisterswho are here as part of our Christian family; and third, to welcome immigrants in our communities.

2014 Churchwide Statement on Immigration (English)

2014 Churchwide Statement on Immigration (Spanish to come)

2003 Churchwide Statement on Immigration | Declaracion sobre inmigracion

Christian Churches Together Statement on Immigration (Feb. 1, 2013)

Resources for:

Advocacy | Congregations/Large Groups | Individuals | Sunday School/Small groups


Advocacy

Mennonite Central Committee, Washington Office

http://washington.mcc.org/issues/immigration

ACTION ALERT from the Washington Office!

Other Church Related Sites:

http://immigration.mcc.org/

If your congregation has found a particular resource helpful, please let Iris de León-Hartshorn, director for transformative peacemaking, know at irisdh@mennoniteusa.org.
Please include the name of the resource, where it can be obtained, and a short description of how it was helpful.


Congregations/Large groups

Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible (also available in Spanish)

Author M. Daniel Carroll R; (5 chapters)

Video: Dying to Live; 33 min DVD

2 hour session
Download sample discussion questions and group process: Dying to Live schedule Dying to Live questions Circle Process Instructions Circle Process


Individuals

DREAMer Fund

To help undocumented persons who qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) pay the fee that is required.

Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible

(also available in Spanish)
Author M. Daniel Carroll R; (5 chapters)

Missio Dei-#19-Immigration and the Bible | La inmigración y la Biblia

Author M. Daniel Carroll R
http://store.mpn.net/productdetails.cfm?PC=1873

MCC US Listening Project

The Immigration Listening Project was launched by MCC U.S. in order to assess attitudes about immigration among Anabaptist churches across the U.S. MCC staff organized listening sessions with 36 groups from Anabaptist churches. The project intentionally included a diverse spectrum: people of color and white people; new and long-time immigrants. Download PDF
http://immigration.mcc.org/resources#print


Sunday School/Small groups

Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible (also available in Spanish)

Author M. Daniel Carroll R; (5 chapters)
Six week study guide from Sojourners based on Christians at the Border
http://store.sojo.net/product_p/sg_sitl.htm

Video: Dying to Live; 33 min DVD

http://www.jfimn.org/DyingtoLiveGuide.pdf
http://dyingtolive.nd.edu/DyingtoLiveREFLECTION%20GUIDE1.pdf
(4 sessions)

Loving Strangers as Ourselves: Biblical Reflections

This resource, in the form of a booklet, reflects on God’s view of the strangers in the biblical text. The booklet is a timely resource for churches. In this booklet you will find seven lessons written by seven different Anabaptist authors addressing biblical texts in which God reminds his people about how to treat the strangers who live among us.
http://immigration.mcc.org/resources#print


Events

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