The Ethics of Migration and Welcome in the Americas

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The video above is from the most recent public lecture in this year’s Butler Seminar on Religion in Global Affairs, which featured Miguel A. De La Torre of Iliff School of Theology and John McCullough of Church World Service. I highly recommend De La Torre’s book The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Toward an Ethics of Place in the Cascade Companions series (the same series in which my Theology and Science Fiction is published). It is full of so much information about events along the U.S./Mexico border recent and historical, as well as U.S. involvement in the political and economic happenings in Central and South America, that all U.S. citizens ought to know, and yet very often we do not. We have been happy to forget our history in a manner that we find inexcusable when others do it. Our genocide of Native Americans and our enslavement of people based on skin color (which inspired the Nazis in Germany), and our replacement of democratically-elected leaders with dictators who support our corporate interests, are things...
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