The Way Home Podcast: Matthew Soerens on Immigration

Today we have Matthew Soerens joining us on The Way Home podcast. Matthew Soerens serves as the U.S. Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief, which is the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals. In that role, he helps evangelical churches to understand the realities of refugees and immigration and to respond in ways guided by biblical values. Today we discuss some of the myths about immigration and problems concerning the immigrations process. We also talk about the refugee situation with Ukraine, Syria, and other troubled places.

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Show Notes

Matthew Soerens Biography: Matthew Soerens earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Wheaton College and his Master’s Degree from DePaul University’s School of Public Service. He is the co-author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate (InterVarsity Press, 2009) and of Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis (Moody Publishers, 2016). Soerens previously served as a Board of Immigration Appeals-accredited legal counselor at World Relief’s local office in Wheaton, Illinois and, before that, with World Relief’s partner organization in Managua, Nicaragua. He has also served as the Field Director of the Evangelical Immigration Table, an alliance of evangelical organizations advocating for immigration reform consistent with biblical values.

Twitter: @MatthewSoerens

Facebook: Matthew Soerens

Books: Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis, Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate, Inalienable: How Marginalized Kingdom Voices Can Help Save the American Church

This episode is sponsored by Canopy.