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Evangelical Leaders To Emphasize Immigration Reform’s Urgency on Day of Prayer and Action

Date: July 22, 2013

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July 22, 2013  

Media Contacts:

Dan Gordon, 202-383-5996 or 202-309-5645

Brian Duss, 202-745-4615 or 202-997-0184

                                                      

Evangelical Leaders To Emphasize Immigration Reform’s Urgency on Day of Prayer and Action

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the House considers its next steps on immigration reform, hundreds of evangelicals and evangelical leaders from across the country will mobilize on Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge action. As a capstone to the Pray for Reform campaign, participants will bring their prayers for lawmakers and for broad immigration reform directly to congressional offices.

During a press conference, worship service and meetings with congressional offices, national and local evangelical leaders will discuss commonsense reform that reflects the Evangelical Immigration Table’s principles. Their efforts highlight the unified support across the evangelical spectrum for reform that emphasizes both accountability and compassion — and the momentum that will span the weeks and months ahead.

WHAT:Evangelical Immigration Table Day of Prayer and Action for Immigration Reform

WHEN: Wednesday, July 24

Press conference: 9 a.m.

Worship service: 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Meetings with legislators: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Press conference: West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol (rain site: Church of the Reformation)

      Worship service: Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street                                

WHO: The following individuals are participating in the press conference:

Dr. Carlos Campo, President, Regent University

Noel Castellanos, CEO, Christian Community Development Association

Dr. David Crosby, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church New Orleans

Andy Crouch, Executive Editor, Christianity Today

Rev. Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark.

Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Teaching Pastor, Quest Church

Dr. Russell Moore, President, Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

Rev. Gabriel Salguero, President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition

Rev. Jim Wallis, President and Founder, Sojourners

 

Additional evangelical leaders will be delivering sermons and prayers at the worship service.

 

For questions and for media RSVP for this event, please e-mail dgordon@immigrationforum.org.

 

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