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01/21/2014
“You’re not going to see the president talking critically or negatively about Republicans on an issue like this when he wants to see this happen,” said Jim Wallis, president of the Christian social-justice organization Sojourners. “They’re not looking for conflict here, they are looking for cooperation and collaboration.”
01/15/2014
“I get the sense that there’s a mood that is at least open to options,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), whose former chief of staff, Becky Tallent, is now Boehner’s top immigration aide. “Part of it is the business community, part of it is the evangelicals, part of it’s organized labor. It’s the largest coalition ever behind any piece of legislation.”
12/03/2013
The new group of fasters includes Kennedy, the Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners, Phillip Agnew and Ciara Taylor of Dream Defenders, the the Rev. Eun-sang Lee of the First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City, Stephan Bauman of World Relief, the Rev. Gabriel Salguero of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition and Rabbi David Saperstein of the Religion Action Center of Reform Judaism.
11/19/2013
The activists who have been abstaining from food for eight days are: Eliseo Medina of the Service Employees International Union; Dae Joong Yoon of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium; Cristian Avila of Mi Familia Vota; Lisa Sharon Harper of Sojourners; and the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. They have vowed to fast until they are no longer physically able to do so.
11/13/2013
“He said he doesn’t want other debates that are going on to hurt this,” said Jim Wallis, the president and CEO of the Christian social justice agency Sojourners. “He doesn’t want all the other debates going on to prevent this from passing. It’s caught up in all the other debates and he wants this to be looked at on his own merits.”
10/21/2013
In a new letter, the Evangelical Immigration Table urges the House to continue working on immigration and take up reform that includes a pathway to legalization or citizenship for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The letter, provided to POLITICO, includes signers from the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, as well as Sojourners, and is mostly complimentary of the House, although it criticizes an interior enforcement immigration bill that passed the Judiciary Committee in June.
07/15/2013
Four Christian groups — Sojourners, National Association of Evangelicals, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference — stressed that point in letters distributed to House offices last week.
07/08/2013
In the letters provided to POLITICO, the groups — Sojourners, National Association of Evangelicals, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference — stress the compassion aspect of their faith in their arguments to lawmakers in favor of immigration reform.
03/20/2013
A coalition of groups and pastors called the Evangelical Immigration Table is running ads in support of Sen. Lindsey Graham for his work on an immigration bill, which could be valuable to the South Carolina Republican as he runs for reelection next year.
12/03/2012
The organization’s launch comes as other immigration proponents are ratcheting up their own efforts. This week, the National Immigration Forum is hosting a two-day conference in Washington, bringing together church leaders, moderate business leaders and law enforcement officials in an attempt to draw attention to the larger consensus for action on immigration reform in 2013.