Thursday 17th October – 7:30pm at Hollybank House, Liverpool Road Chester CH2 1AB

Love the Stranger: the Bible, Migration, and Our Society, The Revd Dr Casey Strine (University of Sheffield)

Migration is a divisive issue in our society today and the focus of intense political debate. Perhaps, surprisingly, the Bible’s ancient texts offer insights to help us explore our attitudes to migrants. This talk looks at passages from both Testaments to explore ways in which the Bible addresses the subject of migration and demonstrates that many biblical characters were themselves migrants, with deep experience of the challenges faced by those who find themselves settling far from home From these stories, it is possible to develop a response to the migration debate facing us today.