Monthly Archive for: "May, 2014"
Home / 2014 / May

ICYMI: Evangelical, Catholic Leaders Continue Call for Reform

Op-Eds Urge Congressional Action

WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 30, 2014— Continuing the efforts of faith leaders across the country calling for action on commonsense immigration reform, three notable national figures have new op-eds today in support of reform.

The leaders all call for an urgent solution to our broken system that separates families and hurts communities.

“Pastors need an answer for undocumented congregants who otherwise obey the law and are seeking a way to get right with the law,” writes Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, in Virginia’s Richmond Times-Dispatch. “Congress must provide that answer. Until then, there is nothing to point them toward, and the whole body continues to suffer.”

“At its heart, immigration reform is about people, not politics,” Jim Wallis, President and Founder of Sojourners, says in a National Journal piece. “Inspired by the teachings of our faith and deeply concerned about the suffering and degradation the current system imposes on millions of people created in God’s image, evangelicals and many other people of faith have been steadfast in our support for congressional action to fix and heal this moral crisis.”

Elsewhere in the faith community, the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops brought prayers and urgency to Washington with Mass on Capitol Hill Thursday, following its border Mass in April.

“Now is the time for the House to pass common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform that the American people support and the American economy needs,” writes Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami in The Hill. “This issue isn’t just about immigrant communities, it’s about our values and identity as a nation.”

Join the conversation on Twitter using #Pray4Reform.

ICYMI: More than 250 Pastors Come to Washington to Stress Moral Urgency of Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 2, 2014 — On Tuesday, more than 250 pastors from 25 states traveled to Washington to meet with their members of Congress, pray for reform and urge Congress on behalf of their congregations to vote on reform this year.

“Immigration reform offers the finest opportunity we in the United States have had to put politics aside and do the right thing, for the right reason, at the right time,” said Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, as reported by the Christian Post.

Patterson spoke during a press conference that was followed by a worship service and more than 110 Hill meetings with rank-and-file members of Congress, most of them Republican.

The day followed 17 press events featuring local pastors in 13 states over 10 days.

Join the conversation on Twitter using #Pray4Reform and #VoteOnReform.

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Start typing and press Enter to search