Doing Justice: Immigration
What is God’s will for us in regard to welcoming refugees, church engagement with immigrants, and Christians’ response to government policy?
Here's some of what you'll explore in the online curriculum:
- An introduction to Immigration, including Global Realities and the US Context;
- Personal stories and testimonies from both immigrants and Christians working in the field;
- Biblical, theological, and social reflection on four different Christian responses to Immigration: (1) Respect Government Laws; (2) Show Hospitality Regardless of Government Laws; (3) Change Immigration Laws and the Social System; and (4) Obey a Higher Law.
The goal is to discern God’s call to us and to the church in our response to immigration by deepening our understanding of the biblical, theological, and sociological perspectives that are held by others.
Group 1 – Tuesday Webinars, 1pm Pacific, February 5-26 – Facilitator: Joy Johnson (FULL - NO LONGER ACCEPTING PARTICIPANTS)
Group 2 – Thursday Webinars, 9am Pacific, February 7-28 – Facilitator: Jin Cho (FULL - NO LONGER ACCEPTING PARTICIPANTS)
After registering for a Doing Justice Intensive, you will also receive immediate access to another online module in the same series: Doing Justice-Racism. Although you will not explore this content with your online group, it will be available for your own personal learning and reflection.
Meet Your Facilitators:
Joy Johnson leads in mobilizing public sentiment around social justice grounded in faith as President of the Board for Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT), and as part of the regional leadership team for Sacramento City Pastors Fellowship, she helps to build bridges among diverse clergy. Joy has a doctorate degree from Sacramento Theological Seminary and currently serves as pastor at Agape Alive Church in Roseville, CA.
Jin Cho has worked for over twenty years as a pastor and a church planter and recently received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, writing on the topic of race, evangelicalism, and the local church. He now consults with churches and non-profits on neighboring and community building in Orange County, California. He is currently in the process of becoming an Anglican priest.
Doing Justice Intensives are made possible through a partnership between Fuller Seminary's Ogilvie Institute of Preaching and The JUSTICE Conference.