The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) has prepared a Bible study titled Immigrants Among Us: A Lutheran Framework for Addressing Immigration Issues to complement a 2012 CTCR report of the same name.
The Bible study and discussion guide, which were prepared to help congregations and individuals in considering and discussing these important and challenging issues, features four parts:
- Immigrant Neighbors Past and Present;
- God’s Law, Civil Law and the Neighbor;
- Living in God’s Two Realms; and
- Who Is My Neighbor?
The CTCR’s 2012 report on Immigrants Among Us: A Lutheran Framework for Addressing Immigration Issues has been well-received both inside and outside Lutheran circles.
One prominent evangelical scholar and immigration expert has said that “of all the church pronouncements and studies on U.S. immigration that have been published in the last two decades, the Missouri Synod’s report represents the most sophisticated and nuanced integration of biblical analysis with the challenges posed by contemporary immigration concerns.”