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SCUCC offering course on immigration

By SCUCC - | Apr 7, 2021

The Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will present a Zoom course, “From Far Off Shores: An Historical and Theological Exploration of Immigration,” taught by Senior Pastor John Danner today, April 7, and on April 14 and 21 at 9:30 a.m.

The course will include an examination of biblical views of immigration, as well as more contemporary theological understandings of individual and mass migrations. It will also provide an overview of the history of immigrants and immigration in the United States. While not a uniquely American issue, immigration has largely shaped the nation and it has had a particular impact on the shape the nation has taken over the decades.

“While this has been the case for many years — the current upsurge in concern warrants an exploration of both the history of immigration in this country, and the theological issues that it raises,” Danner said.

He holds degrees from Bradford College, the University of Maine and Bangor Theological Seminary. Danner earned a Ph.D in religious studies, with a focus on church history, at Boston University.

For more information and the Zoom link, contact the church office at 239-472-0497.

The SCUCC is at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.