By Ched Myers and Matthew Colwell
The principle of hospitality and the commandment to welcome the stranger are among the most consistent themes of the Bible. How does that apply to the question of undocumented immigrants in our own country? In alternating chapters Myers examines the biblical dimensions of hospitality, sanctuary, the crossing of borders, and God’s predilection for those on the margins, while Colwell relates the stories of immigrants and immigrant rights activists – their hopes, dreams, and sufferings. These are men and women who, by acting upon their common humanity with the “other,” have learned to cross a different kind of boundary.