The Common Good

Catholic, Evangelical Leaders Release Letter To Congress On Immigration Reform

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, is among the Catholic and evangelical leaders who joined forces, in an unusual but increasing show of unity on the issue of immigration. The coalition sent an open letter to members of Congress, underscoring the urgent need for commonsense immigration reform this year….

Responding to Bishop DiMarzio, Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, said, “we also say it’s a Gospel issue. I know for Evangelicals, we’ve been converted by [the Gospel of] Matthew [Chapter] 25, and realize now that how we treat 11 million undocumented people is how we treat Christ himself. This for us is a Gospel issue.”