Faith + Immigration Resources & Action Steps
In October of 2013, Quest Church co-hosted an event with several partners exploring the important and complex topic of how our faith informs our views on Immigration Advocacy. Here is a link to the video recording of the event.
As this conversation continues around this discipleship issue within the church and community, we are linking some of our favorite resources, websites, and partner information here in order to provide some easy-to-use entry points to engage this issue beyond a one-time event.
We pray you will be part of helping continue this conversation around faith and immigration advocacy so that we can learn and witness more faithfully together.
Immigration Advocacy Conversation:
Handouts – particular to Quest’s Event on October 2, 2013
- Event Program
- Next Steps Action Sheet
- Bookmark – read forty verses on immigration for the “I Was a Stranger” Challenge
- “I Was a Stranger” – Watch the Video
- Eileen Scuico – Immigration: Ways to Act
If You Are Being Affected by Immigration Law, ICE, Need Family Support:
- Immigration Regulatory Reform – list of reforms from 2010 – 2013
- Prosecutorial Discretion Packet – details about advocating for families
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – details for Dreamers
- Immigration Direct – U.S. Immigration & Citizenship Form Service
A Biblical Framework for Understanding Immigration:
- ECC’s 2013 Resolution on Immigration
- “Welcoming the Stranger” curriculum series (8 week introduction to this issue)
Questions/Critiques About Immigration & Politics:
- Responding to Immigration Concerns: Some Guidelines for Church Workers
- Immigration Involvement Levels for Churches – Ideas for how churches with varied convictions can engage immigration
- Legal Summary of What Churches Can and Cannot Do
Advocacy Options Toward Immigration Reform:
- www.pray4reform.org – visit to learn about current legislation, or text “immigration” to 877877 to join the evangelical immigration reform effort.
- Washington Compact – sign for state law reform.