A Biblical ethic of kinship for people on the move


  • Mark R. Glanville


refugee, immigration, kinship, hospitality, welcome, asylum seeker , illegal, ethics, biblical ethics, racism, covenant


The Christian Bible, in both Old and New Testaments, is calling and forming God’s people to enfold vulnerable immigrants as their kindred. On the basis of the inherent value of every people group (Gen 9–10), and grounded in God’s own covenant com- mitment to refugees (Deut 10:18–19), God’s people are to offer a place of protection and belonging for people on the move.

Author Biography

Mark R. Glanville

Mark R. Glanville is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and an Old Testament Scholar at Re- gent College, Vancouver. He is co-author with Luke Glanville of Refuge Reimagined: Biblical Kinship in Global Politics, (Westmont, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2021).