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"Everyone's An Immigrant!"

Friday, October 13, 2017
"Everyone's An Immigrant!  A Biblical Perspective on Immigration." 
Saturday October 14th at 6pm.  
Clint McCann, professor at Eden Theological Seminary and long time friend of IPM will be in Maine to run the 2017 MDI Marathon. Clint will also present at Seaside UCC the evening before the marathon.  Please join us for coffee, desert, & conversation. 
"Everyone's An Immigrant!  A Biblical Perspective on Immigration." 
Saturday October 14th at 6pm.  
Seaside UCC Church, Northeast Harbor, Maine 
What one biblical scholar calls Israel's basic credo begins like this:  "A wandering Aramean was my ancestor" (Deuteronomy 26:5).  The reference is to Abraham -- in short, wherever Abraham went, he was an immigrant!  Later in the biblical narrative, Moses led a whole nation of immigrants (or refugees) toward a Promised Land.  Given these memories, it is no wonder that Israel's Torah (sometimes translated "Law") regularly advocates compassion for the "sojourner" or "alien" or "immigrant" (see the Common English Bible).  In this session, we'll consider Israel's narrative and legal traditions, considering how they offer a biblical-theological background for thinking about immigration from a faith perspective.
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