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As pointed out by Jim Wallis, president and chief executive of the Christian organization Sojourners, the evangelical community is coming to the realization that a sizable number of immigrants are also evangelicals, worshiping in the same churches and living in the same neighborhoods, putting a human face at the lead of a “growing, exciting movement.”
More than 100 pastors, academic leaders and others endorsed the “Evangelical Statement of Principles for Immigration Reform,” unveiled Tuesday, which calls for bipartisan legislation protecting family unity and guaranteeing secure borders. The group said it is planning a radio ad campaign to support its push.
After the election, Carr went to Washington, D.C., to work with Sojourners / Call to Renewal, a liberal Christian group. During the years of George W. Bush's presidency, Carr was twice arrested in civil disobedience actions — once in opposition to the war in Iraq, once while protesting food stamp cuts.
"My hope and prayer is that President Obama is going to hold firm to his principle of making sure everyone is covered," said the Rev. Jim Wallis, head of the progressive evangelical group Sojourners and a member of Obama's faith-based advisory council. "Holding presidents to promises they have made is a good vocation for the faith community."
It is hard to figure out why no one in the liberal media seems to mind, say, that one of President Obama's spiritual advisors, the progressive evangelical Jim Wallis of Sojourners magazine, also has a political agenda — income redistribution and greater social spending — that he says is influenced by his Christian values.