The Common Good

Evangelical Leaders Launch 40 Day Prayer Challenge for Immigration Reform

Date: January 15, 2013

The Evangelical Immigration Table has launched the "I was a stranger" prayer challenge to encourage Christians to spend 40 days reflecting on scripture passages dealing with immigration and pray about what they read.

The Evangelical Immigration Table has a statement of principles, signed by many evangelical leaders across the country, calling for a bipartisan immigration reform based upon those principles. The principles are: respecting the God-given dignity of every person, protecting the unity of the immediate family, respecting the rule of law, guaranteeing secure national borders, ensuring fairness to taxpayers, and establishing a path to legal status or citizenship for current unauthorized immigrants.

Heads of the Evangelical Immigration Table include Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and executive editor for The Christian Post; Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and a senior editorial advisor for The Christian Post; and Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners.