Asylum Seeking Migration and Church

Asylum Seeking  Migration and Church

This book outlines ways in which churches are currently supporting asylum seekers, encouraging closer engagement with people seen as 'other' and more thoughtful responses to newcomers.

Author: Susanna Snyder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317177739

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Asylum-Seeking, Migration and Church addresses one of the most pressing issues confronting contemporary society. How are we to engage with migrants? Drawing on studies of church engagement with asylum seekers in the UK and critical immigration and refugee issues in North America, Snyder presents an extended theological reflection on both the issue of asylum-seeking and the fears of established populations surrounding immigration. This book outlines ways in which churches are currently supporting asylum seekers, encouraging closer engagement with people seen as 'other' and more thoughtful responses to newcomers. Creatively exploring biblical and theological traditions surrounding the 'stranger', Snyder argues that as well as practising a vision of inclusive community churches would do well to engage with established population fears. Trends in global migration and the dynamics of fear and hostility surrounding immigration are critically and creatively explored throughout the book. Inviting more complex, nuanced responses to asylum seekers and immigrants, this book offers invaluable insights to those interested in Christian ethics, practical theology, social work, mission and faith and social action, as well as those working in the field of migration.
Categories: Social Science

Intersections of Religion and Migration

Intersections of Religion and Migration

Frances Stewart, “Religion versus Ethnicity”; also see United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees, “Inter-agency Regional Response for Syrian
Refugees: Situation ... 6 (2001): 843–869; Snyder, Asylum-Seeking, Migration
and Church.

Author: Jennifer B. Saunders

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137586292

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 502

This innovative volume introduces readers to a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches used to examine the intersections of religion and migration. A range of leading figures in this field consider the roles of religion throughout various types of migration, including forced, voluntary, and economic. They discuss examples of migrations at all levels, from local to global, and critically examine case studies from various regional contexts across the globe. The book grapples with the linkages and feedback between religion and migration, exploring immigrant congregations, activism among and between religious groups, and innovations in religious thought in light of migration experiences, among other themes. The contributors demonstrate that religion is an important factor in migration studies and that attention to the intersection between religion and migration augments and enriches our understandings of religion. Ultimately, this volume provides a crucial survey of a burgeoning cross-disciplinary, interreligious, and global area of study.
Categories: Social Science

Global Mission on our Doorstep

Global Mission on our Doorstep

Document from the year 2017 in the subject Theology - Practical Theology, , language: English, abstract: In the face of globalisation, one of the challenges for Christians ministering to asylum seekers and refugees in the United Kingdom is ...

Author: Thorsten Prill

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668378124

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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Document from the year 2017 in the subject Theology - Practical Theology, , language: English, abstract: In the face of globalisation, one of the challenges for Christians ministering to asylum seekers and refugees in the United Kingdom is the question of integrating Christian asylum seekers and refugees into the Christian community. British churches and para-church organisations that are involved in refugee ministry have to decide whether they want to support the formation of independent refugee churches or the integration of refugees and asylum seekers into local indigenous churches. This thesis examines these options from a missiological perspective. Two social research projects form the heart of this study. One compares the life and ministry of two mature minority ethnic churches, the other investigates the integration process at a British church that has been involved in refugee ministry for almost a decade. Contrary to the widespread view that the establishment of homogeneous churches is crucial for the mission of the church in postmodern British society, the findings of this research suggest that the integration of asylum seekers and refugees into indigenous British churches is the better option. They further demonstrate that it is not the mono-ethnic refugee church but the multi-ethnic church which makes the greater contribution to the integration of Christian asylum seekers and refugees and to the missio Dei in Britain. In a multi-ethnic church, asylum seekers and refugees serve as role models to British Christians and especially as effective agents of mission. These research findings also show that the integration of asylum seekers and refugees is promoted through the congregation within the congregation model and an incarnational approach to mission. However, they equally indicate that various stumbling blocks can hinder the integration process. These include a low ecclesiology, a lack of awareness of globalisation, and a reac- tive leadership style and church culture.
Categories: Religion

No Strangers Here

No Strangers Here

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Educational, 1995. Snyder, Susanna. Asylum-Seeking,
Migration and Church. Burlington, Vt: ashgate, 2012. ———. “The Dangers of '
Doing our Duty': reflections on Churches engaging with People Seeking asylum
in ...

Author: Judy Chan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532604157

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 323

Churches are traditionally among the first to respond to the call to aid strangers in distress. In this age of globalization, one group of strangers in particular—asylum seekers and refugees—is in urgent need of welcome as they flee their homelands in search of safety. This same group, however, faces hostility and rejection in many places. What should be the church’s response? This book argues that Christian hospitality offers a powerful theological and pastoral response to such vulnerable strangers in our midst. For that to happen, the church must answer two questions: “What is Christian hospitality?” and “How do we put it into practice with refugees and asylum seekers?” Part One answers the first question with a cross-disciplinary study of sacred hospitality in both ancient and modern times. Part Two tackles the second with a fascinating case study of the church’s outreach to refugees and asylum seekers in an international Chinese city. As communities worldwide receive refugees and asylum seekers, this book offers Christian hospitality and the Hong Kong experience as one hopeful response to needy strangers at our doorstep. It is a welcome theological and practical resource for refugee ministry in the twenty-first century.
Categories: Religion

Seeking Refuge

Seeking Refuge

In this incisive book, María Cristina García tells the story of that migration and how domestic and foreign policy interests shaped the asylum policies of Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

Author: Maria Cristina Garcia

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520939431

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 891

The political upheaval in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala had a devastating human toll at the end of the twentieth century. A quarter of a million people died during the period 1974-1996. Many of those who survived the wars chose temporary refuge in neighboring countries such as Honduras and Costa Rica. Others traveled far north, to Mexico, the United States, and Canada in search of safety. Over two million of those who fled Central America during this period settled in these three countries. In this incisive book, María Cristina García tells the story of that migration and how domestic and foreign policy interests shaped the asylum policies of Mexico, the United States, and Canada. She describes the experiences of the individuals and non-governmental organizations—primarily church groups and human rights organizations—that responded to the refugee crisis, and worked within and across borders to shape refugee policy. These transnational advocacy networks collected testimonies, documented the abuses of states, re-framed national debates about immigration, pressed for changes in policy, and ultimately provided a voice for the displaced. García concludes by addressing the legacies of the Central American refugee crisis, especially recent attempts to coordinate a regional response to the unique problems presented by immigrants and refugees—and the challenges of coordinating such a regional response in the post-9/11 era.
Categories: Social Science

Essays from the Margins

Essays from the Margins

Possibly about a quarter of the hispanic/Latino adults are unauthorized
immigrants. for a society that prides itself on its law and order tradition, that
represents a serious ... 6. as quoted in snyder, Asylum-Seeking, Migration and
Church, 93.

Author: Luis N. Rivera-Pagán

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630876753

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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These essays emerge from different crucial and complex conflicts: from the memory of a bishop, Bartolome de las Casas, urging the pope of his time to cleanse the church of complicity with violence, oppression, and slavery; from the lament and defiance of so many Middle Eastern women, victims of male domination and too many wars; from the voices bursting out from the colonial margins that dare to question and transgress the norms and laws imposed by colonizers and conquerors; from the emerging and diverse theological disruptions of traditional orthodoxies and rigid dogmatisms; from the denial of human rights to immigrant communities, living in the shadows of opulent societies; from the use of the sacred Hebrew Scriptures to displace and dispossess the indigenous peoples of Palestine. The essays belong to different intellectual genres and conceptual crossroads and are thus illustrative of the dialogic imagination that the Russian intellectual Mikhail Bakhtin considered basic to any serious intellectual enterprise. They are also the literary sediment of years of sharing lectures, dialogues, and debates in several academic institutions in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany, and Palestine.
Categories: Religion

And You Welcomed Me

And You Welcomed Me

And You Welcomed Me provides crucial academic underpinning to the complex phenomenon of migration from the perspectives of law, sociology, economics, international relations, and theology.

Author: Donald Kerwin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739141007

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 385

And You Welcomed Me provides crucial academic underpinning to the complex phenomenon of migration from the perspectives of law, sociology, economics, international relations, and theology. It analyzes trade, immigration, labor, integration, and national security policies from the perspective of Catholic social thought, highlighting the values of the common good, human dignity, and authentic development.
Categories: Religion

Intercultural Church

Intercultural Church

"Drawing on his vast scholarly and practical knowledge, Safwat Marzouk offers a biblical vision of an intercultural church, one that fosters justice and diversity, integrates different cultural articulations of faith and worship, and ...

Author: Safwat Marzouk

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506433464

Category: Religion

Page: 238

View: 948

"Drawing on his vast scholarly and practical knowledge, Safwat Marzouk offers a biblical vision of an intercultural church, one that fosters justice and diversity, integrates different cultural articulations of faith and worship, and embodies an alternative to the politics of assimilation and segregation. In a time of political polarization around global migration, this biblical vision affirms cultural, linguistic, racial, and ethnic differences as gifts from God that can enrich the church's worship, deepen its sense of fellowship, and broaden its witness to God's reconciling mission in the world. Discussion questions are provided to encourage group conversation on this complex and important topic." --
Categories: Religion

A Place of Refuge

A Place of Refuge

A Place of Refuge tackles the topical issue of asylum in the UK. Exploring the biblical call to offer hospitality, it examines the claims made against refugees, explains the legal and factual basis of the asylum system and highlights the ...

Author:

Publisher: Church House Publishing

ISBN: 071514071X

Category: Political Science

Page: 72

View: 833

A Place of Refuge tackles the topical issue of asylum in the UK. Exploring the biblical call to offer hospitality, it examines the claims made against refugees, explains the legal and factual basis of the asylum system and highlights the positive contribution that refugees make to the UK.
Categories: Political Science

Religion Migration and Identity

Religion  Migration and Identity

In Religion, Migration and Identity scholars from various disciplines explore issues related to identity and religion, that people - individually and communally -, encounter when affected by migration dynamics; the volume foregrounds ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004326156

Category: Religion

Page: 204

View: 737

In Religion, Migration and Identity scholars from various disciplines explore issues related to identity and religion, that people - individually and communally -, encounter when affected by migration dynamics; the volume foregrounds methodology as its main concern.
Categories: Religion

Sociologus Zeitschrift f r empirische Ethnosoziologie und Ethnopsychologie

Sociologus  Zeitschrift f  r empirische Ethnosoziologie und Ethnopsychologie

As do other Pentecostal churches formed by African migrants , the two
congregations in Oststadt challenged the dehumanizing policies asylum seekers
and refugees faced by offering activities that allowed migrants to see themselves
as part of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066258511

Category: Anthropology

Page:

View: 270

Categories: Anthropology

Church and State in Contemporary Europe

Church and State in Contemporary Europe

... the field of church-state relations in Europe represents an interconnected
series of issues, institutional arrangements ... to accommodate refugees, asylum
seekers and economic migrants, often of quite alien cultural-religious
backgrounds; ...

Author: Zsolt Enyedi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135761400

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 549

This volume represents an attempt in integrating a wide range of theoretically relevant issues into the identification and analysis of church-state patterns. Each chapter focuses on the analysis of a particular theme and its role in shaping, and/or being shaped by, church-state relations.
Categories: Political Science

Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece

Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece

Chapter 4 Domesticating Islam and Muslim Immigrants: Political and Church
Responses to Constructing a Central ... recent waves of economic immigrants,
refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants, have increased the
cultural, ...

Author: Professor Vasilios N Makrides

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409480754

Category: Religion

Page: 274

View: 144

One of the predominantly Orthodox countries that has never experienced communism is Greece, a country uniquely situated to offer insights about contemporary trends and developments in Orthodox Christianity. This volume offers a comprehensive treatment of the role Orthodox Christianity plays at the dawn of the twenty-first century Greece from social scientific and cultural-historical perspectives. This book breaks new ground by examining in depth the multifaceted changes that took place in the relationship between Orthodox Christianity and politics, ethnicity, gender, and popular culture. Its intention is two-fold: on the one hand, it aims at revisiting some earlier stereotypes, widespread both in academic and others circles, about the Greek Orthodox Church, its cultural specificity and its social presence, such as its alleged intrinsic non-pluralistic attitude toward non-Orthodox Others. On the other hand, it attempts to show how this fairly traditional religious system underwent significant changes in recent years affecting its public role and image, particularly as it became more and more exposed to the challenges of globalization and multiculturalism.
Categories: Religion

Identities on Trial in the United States

Identities on Trial in the United States

Identities on Trial in the United States radically shifts the asylum seeker narrative by focusing on rarely heard stories of persecution and escape from China and Southeast Asia.

Author: ChorSwang Ngin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498574747

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 572

Identities on Trial in the United States radically shifts the asylum seeker narrative by focusing on rarely heard stories of persecution and escape from China and Southeast Asia. ChorSwang Ngin, with contributions from immigration attorney, Joann Yeh, explores asylum seeker cases through an anthropological and legal lens.
Categories: Social Science

Religion Migration Settlement

Religion  Migration  Settlement

In Religion, Migration, Settlement, Tuomas Martikainen provides an account of the impact of immigration on the field of religion in Finland since the 1990s.

Author: Tuomas Martikainen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004250581

Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 146

In Religion, Migration, Settlement, Tuomas Martikainen provides an account of the impact of immigration on the field of religion in Finland since the 1990s.
Categories: Religion

The Church of England Yearbook

The Church of England Yearbook

... needs of refugees and asylum seekers ; ( b ) welcome the contributions made
to our Churches and national life by asylum seekers and other migrants ; ( c )
express its deep concern over the vilifying in the media of those seeking asylum
and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113293018

Category:

Page:

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Healing and Change in the City of Gold

Healing and Change in the City of Gold

9. Faith. Healing,. Migration. and. Gendered. Conversions. in. Pentecostal.
Churches. in. Johannesburg. Lorena Núñez ... is a lack of sufficient
understanding of the nature of these responses for migrants, refugees and
asylum seekers in Africa.

Author: Ingrid Palmary

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319087689

Category: Psychology

Page: 187

View: 204

This volume collects case studies on the lives of people living in post-apartheid Johannesburg, South Africa. In doing so, it considers how people manage, respond to, narrate and/or silence their experiences of past and present violence, multiple insecurities and precarity in contexts where these experiences take on an everyday continuous character. Taking seriously how context shapes the meaning of violence, the forms of response, and the consequences thereof, the contributing chapter authors use participatory and ethnographic techniques to understand people’s everyday responses to the violence and insecurity they face in contemporary Johannesburg. Each case study documents an example of a strategy of coping and healing and reflects on how this strategy shapes the theory and practice of violence prevention and response. The case studies cover a diversity of groups of people in Johannesburg including migrants, refugees, homeless people, sex workers and former soldiers from across the African continent. Read together, the case studies give us new insights into what it means for these residents to seek support, to cope and to heal challenging the boundaries of what psychologists traditionally consider support mechanisms or interventions for those in distress. They develop a notion of healing that sees it as a process and an outcome that is rooted in the world-view of those who live in the city. Alongside the people’s sense of insecurity is an equally strong sense of optimism, care and a striving for change. It is perhaps not surprising, then, that this book deals very centrally with themes of the struggle for progress, mobility (geographic, material and spiritual), and a sense of possibility and change associated with Johannesburg. Ultimately, the volume argues that coping and healing is both a collective and individual achievement as well as an economic, psychological and material phenomenon. Overall this volume challenges the notion that people can and should seek support primarily from professional, medicalized psychological services and rather demonstrates how the particular support needed is shaped by an understanding of the cause of precarity.
Categories: Psychology

The Church of England Year Book

The Church of England Year Book

... needs of refugees and asylum seekers ; ( b ) welcome the contributions made
to our Churches and national life by asylum seekers and other migrants ; ( c )
express its deep concern over the vilifying in the media of those seeking asylum
and ...

Author: Church of England. National Assembly

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0089765507

Category:

Page:

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God s People on the Move

God   s People on the Move

Biblical and Global Perspectives on Migration and Mission vanThanh Nguyen
SVD, John Prior ... this asylum seeking refugee was less an object of the mission
of the Auckland church than an agent of that mission through whom the church's
 ...

Author: vanThanh Nguyen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630877514

Category: Religion

Page: 204

View: 137

On the highways and byways of every continent, hundreds of millions of immigrants are constantly on the move. Because of growing inequalities of wealth caused by unregulated economic globalization, political and ethnic conflicts, environmental degradation, instant communication, and viable means of transportation, more and more people are migrating than ever before. Crossing international borders, whether compelled or voluntarily, is a major characteristic of our present epoch. No countries or regions are immune from this reality. Facing the growing scope, complexity and impact of the current worldwide phenomenon, God's People on the Move seeks to develop appropriate biblical and missiological responses to the issue of human migration and dislocation. The book is divided into two major sections. Part one, "Biblical Perspectives on Migration and Mission," contains six essays that focus on various biblical themes or texts that deal with migration and mission. Part two, "Contemporary Issues of Migration and Mission," contains six essays that address different immigration issues around the world. The contributors to this volume are women and men from different ethnic backgrounds, working and living on five continents. The internationality of the contributors gives this volume a unique global perspective on migration and mission.
Categories: Religion