“My natural inclination as a historian is to look to the past to help us understand the present and where we are heading in the future.”
About This Talk
What role does our immigration history play in politics today? Will Katerberg recounts some key points in our immigration history and how that relates to our ideas and policies today. “…we see cycles where ethnic nationalism comes to the fore and plays a dominant role in shaping politics and periods where civic nationalism comes to the fore.”
About The Speaker
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“We can be confident that given time Muslim Americans whether they come as migrants… whether they come as refugees… increasingly we will think of them as part of us.”
Will has written the book MODERNITY AND THE DILEMMA OF NORTH AMERICAN ANGLICAN IDENTITIES, 1880-1950 about the response of North American Anglicans to unsettling intellectual, religious, and cultural changes during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. You can buy the book on Amazon by clicking the button bellow.
We recommend the book “Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition” by Christine Pohl. Her approach to hospitality is valuable to the church today. You can buy the book on Amazon by clicking the button bellow.
- Will Katerberg’s directory profile at Calvin College
- 5 Key Reflection Questions on Refugees and Immigrants.
- THE FUTURE OF HOPE by Will Katerberg and Miroslav Volf. “a powerful critique of today’s stifling cultural climate and shows why the vision of hope central to Christian faith must be a basic component of any flourishing society.” (Calvin Publication Directory)
About The RIC Project
The Refugee and Immigration Collaborative seeks to name the fears, put faces and stories with the statistics, and help us understand the Biblical call to care about and for refugees and immigrants. We hope to periodically send out updates with recommended resources and news from our partners. Subscribe below to never miss a post.