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The Prophetic Migrant

A Response to Samuel Escobar's 'Mission Fields on the Move'

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Selected writers respond to J. Samuel Escobar from around the globe.

Samuel Escobar offers three challenges to the church in his essay on migration: the challenge to show compassion toward migrants, the need to take a prophetic stance against unjust treatment of immigrants, ...

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Samuel Escobar raised one of the main challenges of migration, which is the acceptance of the "other"—the one different from us. Migrants, as the "other," are often regarded as threats by the indigenous ...

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Since the 1960s human migratory flows have remained at historically unprecedented levels due mainly to decolonization, economic globalization, global demographic trends, environmental disasters, armed ...

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I first read Samuel Escobar's timely article aboard a flight from Toronto, Ontario, bound for Edmonton, Alberta. Flying across Canada, a nation touted for its "vigorous immigration policy" and official ...

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