There are 12 million undocumented immigrants in the US. Immigration isn’t an issue reserved to the halls of politics, it’s a daily reality in your city. How might the church be mobilized as an instrument of peace in this human reality? What does it look like to take seriously Jesus’ mandate to care for the foreigner among us? How might we approach immigration from a human perspective guided by a Jesus ethic?
The Immigrants’ Journey Learning Lab isn’t a one off “missions” trip, it’s a three month formational journey that:
1. Immerses you into the human story of immigration giving you access to the otherwise inaccessible people and places.
2. Trains you in the gritty, subversive and costly work of everyday peacemaking by exposing you to some of the best peacemakers in the world embedded in the borderlands of San Diego/Tijuana.
The time is now for the Jesus Community to live like the One they follow and seed a movement of peace that impacts our homes, neighborhoods, cities and world.
“Immigration is a complex and controversial issue, but at its core it is about people: human beings, fully made in God’s image, whom Scripture commands each Christ-follower to love as our neighbors. The Global Immersion Project’s Immigrants’ Journey Learning Lab provides an extraordinary opportunity to listen to and learn from a range of these people, each with different experiences and perspectives, who understand immigration more intimately than I likely ever will. If you’re looking to genuinely understand a complex topic and be equipped to respond as a follower of Jesus, I whole-heartedly commend Global Immersion Project.” – Matthew Soerens: Field Director, Evangelical Immigration Table and Co-Author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate