Are you concerned about immigration and the people in your community? Do you feel compelled to act on those feelings? Do you wonder about what Jesus is calling you to do? The following resources are available to help you and your community rally together to move forward in unity.

Scripture

  • “cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow” (Isaiah 1: 16b-17)
  • “When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:33-34)
  • “I was a stranger and you welcomed me …” (Matthew 25:35)
  • “The LORD your God is the God of all gods and Lord of all lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God who doesn’t play favorites and doesn’t take bribes. He enacts justice for orphans and widows, and he loves immigrants, giving them food and clothing. That means you must also love immigrants because you were immigrants in Egypt” (Deuteronomy 10:17-19 CEB)
  • “When you have finished paying the entire tenth part of your produce on the third year—that is the year for paying the tenth-part—you will give it to the Levites, the immigrants, the orphans, and the widows so they can eat in your cities until they are full” (Deuteronomy 26:12 CEB)
  • “When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien.  The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt:  I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:33-34)

Desert Southwest Conference Resources

Responses to the needs of immigrants and refugees by the DSC include The Inn Project (DSC churches providing temporary housing and transportation for refugee or asylum immigrant families), starting an Arizona chapter of Justice For Our Neighbors (use the link below to donate to AZ JFON), and a joint statement on US immigration actions from the DSC Immigration and Refugee Task Forces of the Conference Board of Church and Society.

UMC Resources

Curriculum

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