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Biblical Study Break: Love the Stranger – Migration and the Hebrew Bible
Mon 5 November, 1:00 pm to Thu 8 November, 2:00 pm
This course addresses one of the most important issues that the United Kingdom and indeed the wider global population must deal with today – migration.
The course will help participants to read and engage with the Bible, particularly in the hope that they can gain a deeper understanding of both migrants and host communities in various biblical texts and relate this understanding to similar contemporary situations. We will look at what the Bible says about migration, how it depicts migrants, and how it suggests migrants should be treated. We will use texts from both the Old and New Testaments and discuss a range of stories in order to explore the many ways in which the Bible addresses the issue of migration.
As a result of following this course participants will be encouraged to explore what practical and positive steps they might take to deal with the issues related to migration that we face today in the United Kingdom and beyond.