Immigration: a Biblical perspective

Originally appeared on spirituality.com

Immigration is a huge global issue right now. But it’s not a new one—migration has been going on for centuries, and the same concerns and criticisms apply each time: someone is moving in on "our" territory. Someone is changing "our" sense of country. Could African and Eastern European immigrants in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom destabilize the continent? Do Hispanic immigrants endanger the United States?

Immigration is a complex issue that cries out for satisfactory answers for all involved. And as with many other challenges, it's worth looking to the Bible for solutions. It is rich with insights regarding migration of peoples.

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