Critical Concern Series Presents Immigration Discussion

by Public Relations

Refugees. Strangers. Immigrants. How should followers of Jesus Christ respond to people who enter a country without citizenship? How should Christians respond to immigration and its policies?

As part of Cedarville University’s Critical Concern Series, Jenny Hwang and Matthew Soerens, co-authors of “Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate,” will be at the University to discuss their book and why the topic is of importance to professing Christians.

On March 29, Deborah Haffey, PhD., senior professor of communication arts, will interview Hwang and Soerens about their book.

On March 30, Soerens and Hwang will address how Christians can be advocates for a biblical approach to the issues of immigration.

Both sessions will include moderated questions-and-answer time and discussion.

Hwang is the director of policy and advocacy for the refugee and immigration program at World Relief, advocating for just and compassionate legislation that affects refugees and other immigrants. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.

Soerens is the U.S. church training specialist for World Relief. He helps churches approach the complex issues of immigration. He obtained his master’s degree from DePaul University.

These events are free and open to the public.

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