Putting a Face on Immigration
Shelbyville Multimedia has put together a series of webisodes aimed at sparking discussion around immigration issues. Based on the documentary Welcome to Shelbyville that premiered last month on PBS, these shorts share the stories of immigrants and long-time residents as they grapple with demographic change and religious diversity.
In this video Pastor Stephen describes the anxiety his community is struggling with around large increases in minority populations, including Muslims. He explains that people have asked him, “How do we express our deep faith in God when we may not agree who and what God is?” Watch it:
Much like Jose Antonio Vargas’ incredibly moving article in the New York Times, Pastor Stephen’s story is a reminder that immigration has a very human face in America.