The Common Good

Evangelical Immigration Table Organizes Week of Prayer Leading Up to Senate Vote

Date: June 21, 2013

Next week, the Senate will vote on amendments to an immigration reform bill, and the Evangelical Immigration Table is asking fellow Christians to pray for the outcome. The EIT unites Christian leaders and organizations from an array of backgrounds, including the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Sojourners, the National Association of Evangelicals and World Relief.

All next week they are asking believers to join them in daily prayer that the Senate will arrive at “commonsense immigration solutions that include an achievable roadmap to citizenship.”

In April, the group released their official mission statement and a radio ad campaign promoting the view that “The heart of why evangelical Christians believe we should love, welcome, and seek justice for immigrants is our commitment to the authority of Scripture over every aspect of our lives.

The Bible speaks clearly and repeatedly to God's concern for the immigrant, guiding the Christ-follower toward principles that we believe should inform both the interpersonal ways that we interact with our immigrant neighbors and the public policies that we support” …