Welcoming the Stranger

Author: Patrick R. Keifert
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451415506
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This book is an astute rethinking of theology and pastoral ministry that overcomes sentimental notions of hospitality.

Welcoming the Stranger

Author: Matthew Soerens
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830885552
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Immigration is one of the most complicated issues of our time. Voices on all sides argue strongly for action and change. Christians find themselves torn between the desire to uphold laws and the call to minister to the vulnerable. In this book World Relief immigration experts Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang move beyond the rhetoric to offer a Christian response to immigration. They put a human face on the issue and tell stories of immigrants' experiences in and out of the system. With careful historical understanding and thoughtful policy analysis, they debunk myths and misconceptions about immigration and show the limitations of the current immigration system. Ultimately they point toward immigration reform that is compassionate, sensible, and just as they offer concrete ways for you and your church to welcome and minister to your immigrant neighbors. This revised edition includes new material on refugees and updates in light of changes in political realities.

Hospitality Welcoming the Stranger

Author: Catherine Upchurch
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814645992
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Hospitality was a hallmark of the ancient Mediterranean world and, according to St. Paul, is among the characteristics to be found in the Body of Christ, the church. True hospitality begins with the recognition of human dignity and the desire to respond effectively to human need. Here Catherine Upchurch, recognized nationally for her keen ability to make the Scriptures come alive for Catholics, explores how three biblical settings encourage us to be people of welcome.

Welcoming the Stranger

Author: Patricia Kennedy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780716532941
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The untold human story of how the Catholic Church met the welfare needs of Irish emigrants in Britain since the 1950s. Based on a wealth of personal interviews and newly-discovered archive material. Offers unique insight into how Anglo-Irish relations impacted on emigrants coming to Britain during turbulent times. This lively book tells the untold story of the crucial work carried out by the Irish Emigrant Chaplaincy in Britain on behalf of Irish emigrants for over half a century. The hidden history revealed is one of political intrigue; economic booms and busts; MI5; international relations; miscarriages of justice; Papal Encyclicals; Gospel teaching and the struggle for equality and justice. The vital work of the Irish Emigrant Chaplaincy was often conducted against a background of battling against the odds and the establishment. It is the story of Irish and British migration history in modern times and Anglo-Irish relations unfolding over turbulent and politically sensitive decades. Patricia Kennedy bases her history on archival research and over eighty interviews with key informants who benefited from or administered this vital service. Welcoming the Stranger is the first book to demonstrate how the Irish government was forced to take responsibility for the Irish abroad.

Welcoming the Stranger Among Us

Author: Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Publisher: USCCB Publishing
ISBN: 9781574553758
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Designed for both ordained and lay ministers at the diocesan and parish levels, this document challenges us to prepare to receive newcomers with a genuine spirit of welcome.

Welcoming the Stranger

Author: Mammad Aidani
Publisher: Common Ground Publishing
ISBN: 9781863357647
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"Welcoming the Stranger: " allows Iranians, particularly those in Australia, to speak through their stories of displacement and cultural trauma. Their voices bring to the fore questions about identity, hospitality, displacement, and language which challenge how the West welcomes people.

Welcoming the Stranger Parish Guide

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Publisher: USCCB Publishing
ISBN: 9781574556438
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The resources in this parish guide offer practical guidance for building more welcoming and inclusive parishes. Contains copies of published documents and related resources.

The Pastoral Care of Italians in Australia

Author: Anthony Paganoni
Publisher: Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd
ISBN: 9781921421013
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This book explores the Italian contribution to the life of the Church in Australia. It begins with the historical experiences where Italians became identified as the "Italian Problem", right through the Second World War where they became "Enemy Aliens" and on to the post war period, where Italians moved from being "Dagoes" to becoming "Doers". The first half of this impressive book challenges the treatment of Italians in Australia and boldly argues for a new awareness, almost an Italianization of the Australian Catholic Church. The final two chapters explore the Italian contribution to the Australian Church through the prism of theology and scripture. As Australians of an Italian background move on to their third and even fourth generation in Australia, this volume will become a rally call to reclaim our unique heritage, which is Catholic, Italian and, most of all, Australian.