Numerous resources exist for those interested in learning more about immigration issues. What follows is a list of Web sites and printed materials about immigration. Also included is contact information for several individuals who have more information about immigration issues.
Third Way Café (Use the search function to look up "immigration")
Welcoming the Newcomer Packet (Available from Mennonite Central Comittee)
This packet is for individuals and congregations who would like to become more knowledgeable on immigration issues. Some of the information includes an overview of U.S. immigration policy, benefits on immigration, anti-immigrant backlash, small group biblical guide, how to become an advocate, and ideas of things to do as a congregation.
Loving the Strangers as Ourselves: Biblical Reflections (Available from Mennonite Central Comittee)
This resource, in the form of a booklet, reflects on God's view of the strangers in the biblical text. The booklet is a timely resource for churches. In this booklet you will find seven lessons written by seven different Anabaptist authors addressing biblical texts in which God reminds his people about how to treat the strangers who live among us. Each lesson has an introduction to the topic, exploration of the biblical text, exploration of the topic, a life application and discussion questions. These biblical reflection lessons could be used in Sunday school or for small group discussion.
Immigration: What is the Church Saying? (Available from Mennonite Publishing Network)
This brochure is a concise resource regarding the church’s role in loving and welcoming those who have been marginalized due to policies and attitudes toward immigration. This resource offers reflection, insight and a call to respond as well as additional resources.
Strangers No More (congregational resources based on Atlanta 2003 Immigration Statement)
Yvonne Diaz (Executive Director, Iglesia Menonita Hispana) - YvonneD@iglesiamenonita.net
Saulo Padilla (Director of the Office on Immigration Education for MCC U.S. Peace and Justice Ministries) - email@example.com
Marlin Yoder (MCC Great Lakes) - firstname.lastname@example.org