Asylum Seekers and Australia
Interpreting sacred texts today
-Was written in a different time period to us -Different cultures, histories, language conventions, symbols
Can be difficult
-Exodus means "going forth from" - about the Israelites' escape from Egypt -Unknown author
Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt. Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless. If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry... If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not treat it like a business deal; charge no interest. If you take your neighbour's cloak as a pledge, return it by sunset, because that cloak is the only covering your neighbour has. What else can they sleep in? When they cry out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.