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.
- Mennonite Central Committee
- Mennonite Central Committee Washington
- MC USA Denominational Statement on Immigration (includes actions and resources)
- National Immigration Forum
- National Immigration Law Center
- Third Way Café (Use the search function to look up “immigration”)
Loving Strangers as Ourselves: Biblical Reflections (Available from Mennonite Central Committee)
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.
Strangers No More [.pdf] (congregational resources based on Atlanta 2003 Immigration Statement)
List of Immigration Resources [.pdf] from Western District Conference
The Ohio Conference Prayer Ministry Team has developed a 30-day prayer guide, The Immigrant Experience in Ohio. This prayer guide has primarily been written for individuals to use in their time of daily devotional reading and prayer. Included are stories from immigrants who have related to two Hispanic ministries in Ohio Conference, Brazo en Brazo in Lima and Open Arms in Wayne County.
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) – firstname.lastname@example.org