Category: Christian Responses

‘The heart of Christianity is hospitality’Jean Varnier in ‘Something Understood’, BBC Radio 4, Palm Sunday, 2009 ‘The command to love your neighbour extends to everybody who lives near you and everybody you meet in the six days between attending church. … We should avoid thinking of ‘church’ as simply a

Read More

Embracing the Stranger God is portrayed in the scriptures as identifying with fallen and broken humanity. God revealed Himself as the God of the outsider when He intervened in the lives of the Israelites in Egypt. His liberation of His people from their oppression displayed His commitment to the marginalized

Read More

Irish Churches recognised the biblical imperative to practice hospitality, inclusiveness, advocacy, and the importance of promoting intercultural dialogue when they endorsed the Irish Churches Affirmations on Migration, Diversity and Interculturalism in 2010. What the Bible says About the Stranger: Biblical Perspectives on Racism, Migration, Asylum and Cross-Community Issues, Second Revised

Read More