RIC 2018 Talks

A collection of talks from RIC 2018 Collaborative Members.

Immigration and the Legal Road Map | RIC 2018

“Ask yourself: When did your ancestors arrive into the United States?” About This Talk Why don’t they just get in line? Sarah Yore-VanOosterhout explains some of the complexities facing immigrants and refugees. About The Speaker Click the image above for full bio. “I care about immigrants and I welcome immigrants because I am a member …

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Dialoguing Across Differences | RIC 2018

“We are changed through our relationships and conversations, and not just through our relationships with those who are easy for us to love.” About This Talk How should we dialogue across our differences? Stacey Wieland outlines how constructive dialogue can help us understand and engage with people and opinions different from our own. About The …

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Myth Busting-Immigrants and the Economy | RIC 2018

“…immigrants are a net benefit.” About This Talk Rev. Kate Kooyman takes on the myth that immigrants are bad for the economy. About The Speaker Click the image above for full bio. “We need to have policies that reflect truth.” Further Resources 5 Key Reflection Questions About Refugees and ImmigrantsLearn more about: Christian Reformed Church in …

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Internally Displaced Persons | RIC 2018

“Internally displaced people are usually the poorest folks in their society.” About This Talk What characterizes “fragile states” and how are these related to the current crisis around internally displaced persons? Bill Garvelink connects the dots and issues some warnings for our future. About The Speaker Click the image above for full bio. “We have …

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Biblical Perspectives on the Immigrant | RIC 2018

“Why invest yourself in the lives of immigrants and refugees? Why take on somebody elese’s problems when you have enough problems of your own?” About This Talk Amanda Benckhuysen shares insights from key Bible passages for the issues surrounding immigration and Christian Hospitality. “Even today settling in a new country, becoming a stranger in a strange …

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