As you continue to learn about the immigration issue yourself, we hope that you will also begin to share what you have learned with your family and friends. The documents and presentations below should help you prepare your thoughts.
on Immigration from a Christian Perspective
Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church at a July 28, 2010 Midweek Service, discussing the urgency of a biblical response to the immigration issue, and interviewing Willow Creek's Heather Larson and World Relief's Matthew Soerens.
to watch or listen to a series of classes on "Welcoming the Stranger: God's Heart for Immigrants" from Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, featuring Matthew Soerens, Jenny Hwang, and folks from the Willow Creek Compassion & Justice Ministries staff.
and then click on "Immigration Matters Video: Can the Bible Help?" on the right hand side of the screen to view of a video of Dr. Danny Carroll, distinguished professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary, discussing the Bible and immigration at Willow Creek Community Church in December 2009.
to see testimony from Christian leaders including National Association of Evangelicals president Leith Anderson, Church on the Way pastor Jim Tolle, Wheaton College Hastert Fellow Michael Gerson, and National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference president Samuel Rodriguez before the U.S. Senate.
to listen to audio of a symposium from the 2009 Christian Community Development Association featuring Alexia Salvatierra, Danny Carroll, Allison Johnson, Ian Danley, Matthew Soerens, and Jenny Hwang. And click here
to hear the panel from the 2008 Christian Community Development Association National Conference, including Patty Kupfer, Jason Riley, Matthew Soerens, Jenny Hwang, Kit Danley, and Ava Steaffans.
On March 29th, 2009, several faith and congressional leaders presented their views immigration reform. The video of the event is split into six parts and can be found here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6