New article with CASE magazine: Laws of Inclusion and Strategies of Exclusion

CASE magazine has just published my article, ‘Laws of Inclusion and Strategies of Exclusion: New Australian Asylum Seeker PolicyCaseCover Under the Scrutiny of Deuteronomy.’ (3,500 words) It is an extensive discussion both of Australian asylum seeker policy and biblical ethics relating to ‘the stranger’. I hope that, for readers in any country, the article provides a clear exposition of the biblical ethic of radical welcome. Due to the import of this topic, I would appreciate your considering sharing this post – esp. Aussie readers.  Thank you.

Blogs and articles in this series (Australian asylum seeker policy, Aug-Sept, 2013):

Laws of Inclusion and Strategies of Exclusion: New Australian Asylum Seeker Policy Under the Scrutiny of Deuteronomy, published with CASE magazine.

Loving the Stranger, published with the Centre for Public Christianity.

The PNG solution and Biblical Ethics, published with Eternity Newspaper.

Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies#1: Disingenuous Rhetoric

Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies #2: Excise the Australian mainland from the migration zone

Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies #3: PNG is violent and dangerous—Rudd’s policy is harsh and selfish.

Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies #4: Australia is not pulling its weight in refugee settlement.

Australian Refugee Policy for Dummies #5: A positive policy solution

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About Mark Glanville

Mark Glanville is a pastor-scholar who ministers in a missional urban community, Grandview Church, Vancouver. Mark is Professor of Old Testament and congregational studies at the Missional Training Center, Phoenix (missionaltraining.org), and he teaches at Regent College, Vancouver. Mark's research focusses upon the Pentateuch, biblical ethics, and mission. Mark has authored a book on Exodus (Lexham, forthcoming), numerous refereed articles (including in the Journal of Biblical Literature, forthcoming) and chapters on the Pentateuch, mission, and refugee related issues, as well as numerous popular articles. Mark is presently co-authoring a book, "Providing Refuge: A Missional and Political Theology." Mark is regularly called upon to speak on in Canada, the U.S., and Australia. His previous career was as a jazz pianist in Sydney, Australia (Chick Corea and Wynton Kelly are his musical heroes).
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One Response to New article with CASE magazine: Laws of Inclusion and Strategies of Exclusion

  1. June Glanville says:

    Really like this paper Mark. Reading it today, especially appreciated your point about God’s generosity to us calling for a reflexive generosity to others. When it comes to the crunch it’s hard for all of us in Aus to find a reason which has sufficient weight to motivate us to actually have the strength of our convictions and break through the crust of out comfort and be prepared to sacrifice some of our wealth and desire for a known and stable community, that the admission of a significant number of refugees may seem to threaten. It’s always good to be motivated by love rather than duty and there’s nothing like remembering God’s love to make his children want to respond.

    Mum

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