You Shall Love the Stranger as Yourself addresses the complex political, legal, and humanitarian challenges raised by asylum-seekers and refugees from a Biblical perspective. The book explores the themes of humanity and justice through exegesis of relevant passages in the Old and New Testaments, skillfully woven into accounts of contemporary refugee situations. Applying Biblical analysis to one of the most pressing humanitarian concerns of modern times, Houston creates a timely work that will be of interest to students and scholars of theology, religion, and human rights.
Fleur Houston is a minister of the United Reformed Church with extensive local, national, and international experience. She serves on the steering group of the Churches Refugee Network, a UK-based ecumenical body concerned with refugees and those who seek asylum.
Preface Abbreviations 1. INTRODUCTION 2. A WORLD OF REFUGEES 3. ASYLUM 4. THE STRANGER IN YOUR MIDST 5. HOW TO SING THE LORD'S SONG IN A STRANGE LAND? 6. A STAKE IN THE PLACE 7. JESUS 8. WELCOMING THE STRANGER Chapter 9. CONCLUSION Bibliography Index of biblical references Index