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Robert W. Heimburger to Speak on Illegal Immigration and the Christian Response

March 26, 2018
Whitworth University welcomes Robert W. Heimburger, author of God and the Illegal Alien: Federal United States Immigration Law and a Theology of Politics. Heimburger will discuss how Christians should respond to illegal immigration on Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Whitworth’s Seeley G. Mudd Chapel. This free lecture is sponsored by the Staley Foundation and the Whitworth Theology Department.
Heimburger is a theologian of ethics and politics. His book examines the history of the category of the "illegal alien" under U.S. law, and reflects on what it is to be a nation, to govern territory and to define justice.
As associate chaplain with the Oxford Pastorate, Heimburger's work promotes the integration of faith and studies. His research with the Faith and Displacement Project at the Seminario Biblico de Colombia (FUSBC) explores forgiveness after conflict in Colombia. He is also editor of IFES Word & World. He holds a master of divinity from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and a doctor of philosophy in theology and religion from the University of Oxford. 
Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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