WRLD 546/INDS 546

Welcoming the Stranger: Refugees in Christian Perspective

This course is also offered as INDS 546

Course Description

There are more than 100 million refugees in the world today and the number is growing daily. It has never been more urgent for Christians to respond to this global crisis. This course offers an overview of the politics and ethics of refugees from a Christian theological point of view. Starting with a detailed survey of the contemporary situation, we will explore in depth what the Bible has to say about forced migration before delving into the many ethical conflicts over immigration in both the church and the wider world. Finally, we will look at some of the practical challenges that face those who work closely with refugees.

Dates Jul 17–Jul 21
Days & Times Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Format Online Only
Credit Hours 1–2
Audit Hours 1



Barnabas Aspray

Teaching Fellow at the Faculty of Theology and Religion

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Additional Info

This course will be offered wholly online with a blend of pre-recorded lectures and live Zoom sessions with the instructor.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

What I love about Regent is that it’s a place for people who have questions about their ordinary lives. Not just academic theological questions, but questions about what it means to live the good life or be faithful. Not just a space for heady conversations but a place to wrestle with faith and a place where they can belong.” — Vivian Lee (MATS student)