immigration

CTCR Bible study: ‘Immigrants Among Us: A Lutheran Framework for Addressing Immigration Issues’

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 Church Is His

We care for foreigners. But it is not the Church’s duty to solicit their arrival by means of promoting public policy. It is the Church’s duty to preach the Gospel to all who need to hear it.

Harrison encourages church workers on immigration concerns

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison shares “words of encouragement and hope” in light of expected policy changes by the U.S. government toward immigrants.

COP tackles wide range of topics at November meeting

Topics discussed by the LCMS Council of Presidents include ecclesiastical supervision, calling pastors on candidate status, immigration and seminary concerns.

International Lutheran roundtable discusses immigration issues

The meeting brings together Lutheran leaders from the U.S., Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and Nicaragua.

LIRS, partners respond to immigrant-children crisis

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service partners are providing care and services to help with the recent influx of unaccompanied immigrant children in the U.S.

LIRS announces grants for immigration-detention visitation ministries

Congregations and organizations reaching out to immigrants in detention have until Oct. 18 to apply for grants from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.

Santorum: Faith-based movies will ‘rival Hollywood’

As the new CEO of EchoLight Studios, Rick Santorum says he plans to produce Christian-themed films that will also have quality and popular appeal.

Letters to the Editor (May 2013)

Reporter “Letters to the Editor” for May 2013 concern church fellowship and immigration issues.

New Missouri Synod report offers ‘framework’ for addressing immigration

ST. LOUIS, February 25, 2013—Raise the subject of immigration and be prepared for a spirited debate. Christians who hold to the Scriptures can have varying personal and political views about the best ways to compassionately care for and serve those who come to live in the United States from other countries. A new report, “Immigrants Among Us,” by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) offers theological guidance from a Lutheran perspective for thinking through immigration issues and some practical guidance for ministering to immigrants.