Radical Hospitality immigration Bible study available online

RadicalHospitality_logo_English_RGB

[Español]

(Mennonite Church USA)—What are the basic facts about U.S. immigration? Who are the people involved? What does the Bible have to say to Christians about immigration? What role might Anabaptists fill within this age-old challenge?

Mennonite Church USA’s Bible study on immigration unpacks these questions and others. Titled Radical Hospitality: Responding to the issue of immigration, the resource is designed for use by small fellowship groups, Sunday school classes, weekend adult Bible schools and congregational in-services.

RadicalHospitality_logo_Spanish_RGBThe core curriculum is based on five videos (each 15–20 min.) and an accompanying Resource Guide, which includes tips for facilitating a successful experience, discussion questions, and a robust list of additional resources. Groups can customize the curriculum to be six to 13 sessions long, depending on their preference.

RadHosp_JeannettePazos_video2
Jeannette Pazos, director of the Hogar de Esperanza y Paz (Home of Hope and Peace) in Nogales, Mexico, speaks during the video accompanying Session 4 of the Radical Hospitality: Responding to the issue of immigration Bible study.

Radical Hospitality is the result of efforts by many dedicated people who love the church and their neighbors,” says Iris de León-Hartshorn, director of transformative peacemaking for Mennonite Church USA. “My prayer is that congregations will use this material and have a better understanding of the immigration issues in our country and how they impact thousands of people each day.”

The resource is free; all materials are accessible online.

###

—Mennonite Church USA staff

Images available:

RadHosp_DannyCarroll_video
Danny Carroll R., Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Denver (Colo.) Seminary, speaks during the videos accompanying Sessions 1 and 2 of the Radical Hospitality: Responding to the issue of immigration Bible study. The videos are excerpted from his keynote presentation to the Mennonite Church USA 2013 Delegate Assembly in Phoenix on July 2, 2013.

Radical Hospitality: Responding to the issue of immigration logos in English and Spanish

Images from videos that are part of the Radical Hospitality: Responding to the issue of immigration Bible study:

Danny Carroll R., Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Denver (Colo.) Seminary, speaks during the videos accompanying Sessions 1 and 2 of the Radical Hospitality: Responding to the issue of immigration Bible study. The videos are excerpted from his keynote presentation to the Mennonite Church USA 2013 Delegate Assembly in Phoenix on July 2, 2013.

Jeannette Pazos, director of the Hogar de Esperanza y Paz (Home of Hope and Peace) in Nogales, Mexico, speaks during the video accompanying Session 4 of the Radical Hospitality: Responding to the issue of immigration Bible study.

Official comments policy for users of Mennonite Church USA’s websites and other social networking tools. We reserve the right to remove any comment that violates this policy.

  • The purpose of comments is to engage in constructive dialogue.
  • Please provide your own full name.
  • Be respectful. If you’re offering criticism, focus on others’ ideas — not their motives, person, character or faith. Consider the log in your own eye before pressing ‘Enter.’

Comments are moderated. Comments with any content that is deemed obscene, libelous, defamatory or hateful toward an individual or group will not be approved. Comments will remain open for 10 days.


One thought on “Radical Hospitality immigration Bible study available online

Comments are closed.