Restore: Karen Gonzalez on Beyond Welcome: Centering Immigrants in Our Christian Response to Immigration, Action We Can Take, and Social Justice

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Karen González is a speaker, writer, storyteller, and immigrant advocate, who herself immigrated from Guatemala as a child. Karen is a former public school teacher and attended Fuller Theological Seminary, where she studied theology and missiology. For the last 15 years, she has been a non-profit professional. She wrote a book about her own immigration story and some of the immigrants found in the Bible: The God Who Sees: Immigrants, The Bible, and the Journey to Belong (Herald Press, May 2019). Karen’s second book is Beyond Welcome: Centering Immigrants in our Christian Response to Immigration (Brazos Press, October 2022). She also has bylines in Sojourners, Christianity Today, The Christian Century, and others. Karen is the co-host of the Latina-focused podcast Cafe with Comadres. She lives in Baltimore, MD with her cat Oscar.

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