PRESS RELEASE: Florida Faith Leaders Call For Bipartisan Immigration Solutions

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PRESS RELEASE: Florida Faith Leaders Call For Bipartisan Immigration Solutions

JACKSONVILLE, FLA., APRIL 3, 2013 — As the immigration reform debate moves forward in Congress and in our nation, evangelical leaders continue to strongly support just and accountable immigration solutions. Today, prominent Florida and national faith leaders spoke at “Who is My Neighbor? An Evangelical Forum on Immigration,” where local residents discussed the urgency for a new immigration process based on biblical principles. The discussion follows the launch of the Evangelical Immigration Table’s immigration radio ad campaign in Florida and other key states.

Matthew Soerens, a nationally recognized evangelical leader, spoke with Florida evangelical leader Travis Trice about the complexities of the debate for fellow Christians. They urged attendees to turn to scripture to see what Jesus had to say about welcoming the stranger and asked them to pray and strategize about how to improve our immigration process.

Said Matthew Soerens, U.S. Church Training Specialist, World Relief, “We are working to build a moral movement of evangelicals who believe in just and practical immigration solutions that include an earned process for citizenship. Tens of thousands of Christians have accepted the ‘I Was a Stranger Challenge’ and are reading 40 days of Bible verse to learn about God’s heart for the immigrant. This is inspiring a new and productive conversation in our churches about the value of immigrants and immigration to our nation.”

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