Sacred Spaces, Loving Vínculos, and God’s Reign of Justice: The Church’s Response to Undocumented Migrants as Mass Incarceration
- Journal of Ecumenical Studies
- University of Pennsylvania Press
- Volume 55, Number 1, Winter 2020
- pp. 104-115
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This redacted essay provides a vision of the Reign (basileia) of God in response to the crisis of the mass incarceration of migrants, particularly those considered “undocumented.” It argues that, created in the image of the triune God, we are made to live in vínculos (intimate ties that bind), or perichoretic ties, with our neighbors. Mass incarceration violates these ties. Drawing on biblical notions of justice, particularly to the stranger, this essay ultimately argues that the church is called to be a hospitable community of holistic vínculos in eschatological anticipation of the realm.