Resources for study and discussion
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 and Expanded Edition, Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA, 2009
There are some Biblical Reflections in Inter-Cultural Insights: A series of Christian Reflections on Racism, Hospitality and Identity from the Island of Ireland. All-Ireland Churches’ Consultative Meeting on Racism/ Irish Inter-Church Meeting, 2006. See Annual Report of the Irish Council of Churches 2007
The Dublin-based Parish Integration Project Unity in Diversity in our Churches, 2008, compiled by Adrian Cristea, along with Alan Martin, Robert Cochran and Tony Walsh, contains some Bible studies.
The Bible Society (27 Howard Street Belfast, Tel : 028 9032 6577, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) stocks Bibles in 50 languages, including some children’s editions, and can order up scriptures in 100 languages. Some bi-lingual texts are available.