A moving and spiritually grounded presentation of the value to the United States of migrants, immigrants, and refugees. The Bible is rich in powerful stories of migrants. Jesus was a migrant. The world is filled with migrants and refugees whose dramatic stories are impossible to ignore. This book shows what being a migrant really means, what being a Christian means, and what migrants mean to the spiritual and material growth of a society that welcomes them.
Deirdre Cornell and her husband Kenney, together with their five children, lived in Mexico for three years as Maryknoll lay missioners. Previously they worked with migrant workers in upstate New York, and now continue that ministry. Deidre wrote about these life-changing experiences in her highly praised books A Priceless View and American Madonna. She is a respected player in the international women’s movement. She has a master’s degree in theology.