Baptist Standard Press Items
Richard Land, head of the conservative Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and progressives like Sojourners founder Jim Wallis joined to support an initiative called the Evangelical Immigration Table. That group demands a two-party solution to the immigration dilemma and calls for a solution that affirms “the God-given dignity of every person.”
In addition to Land, other leaders of the Evangelical Immigration Table are Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; Stephen Bauman, president of World Relief; David Beckman, president of Bread for the World; Noel Catellanos, chief executive officer of Christian Community Development Association; Luis Cortés, president of Esperanza; Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coaltion; and Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners.
Lisa Sharon Harper, director of mobilization at Sojourners, writes from the perspective of a liberal Democrat. D.C. Innes, associate professor of politics at The King's College in New York and an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, examines issues from the viewpoint of a conservative Republican.
Marv Knox of the Baptist Standard encourages readers and organizations to join the Circle of Protection.