Privilege, Risk, and Solidarity

Understanding Undocumented Immigration through Feminist Christian Ethics

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Libby Mae Grammer
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Wipf & Stock Publishers
    , February
     2017.
     134 pages.
     $18.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781532606823.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Natalia Marandiuc forthcoming.

Description

The issue of undocumented immigration cannot be described as either a problem or a possibility in the current political climate--it simply is a reality, and how individual Christians and churches respond to it relies heavily on their theological understanding of what it means to be an immigrant and what it means to be privileged. Taking a combined approach of scriptural exegesis and feminist theology and ethics, this book provides new ways to approach the pressing ethical issue of undocumented immigration. Rich in immigration law and history, along with purposeful looks into the work of feminist scholarship and the stories of immigrants themselves, this book asks hard questions of those with privilege about taking risks to stand in solidarity with some of the most marginalized in U.S. society--our undocumented immigrant neighbors.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Libby Mae Grammer is an ordained minister in the moderate Baptist tradition serving as a minister on staff at River Road Church, Baptist in Richmond, Virginia. She is a doctoral student at McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University and has almost a decade of experience as an Immigration Legal Assistant at a large law firm in the Southeast. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Theology, Ethics, and Culture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Divinity degree from McAfee School of Theology.

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