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They joined like-minded religious leaders and law enforcement officials at the National Press Club to kick off a two-day strategy session sponsored by the National Immigration Forum.
Shurtleff has also agreed to join the board of the National Immigration Forum, a group pressing for comprehensive immigration reform.
The Rev. Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, a progressive Christian group, agreed that the LDS faith could be an issue in a Romney vs. Obama race. Wallis noted that it was unfortunate that a pastor friend of Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently called Mormonism a cult.
Likewise, regardless of where people stand on policy, the treatment of immigrants should adhere to religious teachings, said the Rev. Jim Wallis, founder and head of Sojourners, a ministry of social justice that serves as the umbrella organization for CCIR.
One critic is a Christian evangelist whose counsel Bush once sought, who fears that a born-again Bush has come to confuse biblical precepts of good and evil with the exigencies of world politics. "I think he found his mission," says Jim Wallis, leader of a progressive anti-poverty and anti-war Washington-based ministry called the Sojourners. "And all of a sudden, the sense of righteous mission [in Bush] became much stronger."