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They were joined by Lisa Sharon Harper of Sojourners, who also abstained from food, except juice, for 22 days.
Rev. Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, a Christian organization focused on social justice, explained at a press conference inside the tent on Tuesday: “For people of faith, this is not a political issue, but a moral one. And for Christians, how we treat 11 million undocumented people, the ‘strangers’ among us is how we treat Christ himself.”
This week, the evangelical leaders behind this effort released details of the campaign, which has a price tag of $250,000. They said the campaign includes ads that will air nationally on the Salem Communications Network.
Faith leaders such as Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, wasted no time dictating the premise of his argument. He told reporters at a press conference Tuesday morning that the president has 92 days to introduce immigration reform.
Exhausted by partisan gridlock, some of the country’s most prominent evangelical leaders took it upon themselves to begin pressuring Congress and the president for immigration reform. More than 150 evangelical leaders denounced the nation’s current immigration policy during a press briefing on Capitol Hill this week and some, including Tom Minnery, senior vice president of policy for Focus on the Family, called for Republicans and Democrats to offer a “restitution” process that would lead to a path for legal residency.