A resource on immigration is now available from the Immigration Task Force of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA). Published in April 2015, Pastoral, Practical, Prophetic, and Personal: A Resource on Immigration “is designed to help us explore as devoted disciples of Jesus what loving our neighbors and doing justice mean in these concrete but complex circumstances,” writes the Reverend Dr. A. Roy Medley, general secretary of ABCUSA, in the resource’s introduction.
Medley adds, “In developing this guide, we will draw on biblical resources, the perspective of our international missionaries, our ongoing work in immigration and refugee resettlement through the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, and our rich educational network through American Baptist Women’s Ministries.”
Immigration Task Force members:
Dr. Warren Stewart, pastor of First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix
Rev. Ray Schellinger, International Ministries missionary in Mexico
Rev. Salvador Orellana, American Baptist Home Mission Societies national coordinator of Intercultural Ministries
Rev. Sandra DeMott Hasenauer, associate executive director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries
Rev. Dr. José Norat-Rodriguez, former International Ministries area director of Iberoamerica and the Caribbean