A Church of Immigrants

At Irving Park Baptist Church, we stand with immigrants and refugees

Because it is right, because it is the gospel,

Because we are a local church body filled with immigrants and asylum seekers, and our sister churches, too
Because we live in a nation made beautiful and strong by immigrants
Because our denominational ancestors, Baptists, were once refugees, seeking a safe haven
Because the story of our scripture is filled with refugees and immigrants
Because the witness of scripture is God’s protection for the vulnerable (Exodus 23:9, Deuteronomy 10:19)
Because every human being is made in the image of God
Because Jesus said, “Blessed are the merciful” and “Love your neighbor as yourself”

Because it is right, because it is the gospel.

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