The Common Good

Faith Groups Make The Religious Argument For Immigration Reform

As the focus on immigration reform turns to the House of Representatives, faith leaders continue to push for members of Congress to support a comprehensive measure to improve immigration policies. In late May, evangelical groups launched a $250,000 national ad campaign that featured pastors urging people to support congressional immigration reform efforts. And after the Senate passed S. 744, four religious organizations sent letters to House members pushing them to act on comprehensive immigration legislation.

According to Politico, the groups—Sojourners, National Association of Evangelicals, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference—emphasized compassion in their appeals. “For those of us who are Christians, we must heed the direct commandment of Jesus to welcome the stranger,” wrote Jim Wallis, the president of Sojourners. - See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2013/07/16/faith-groups-make-the-religious-argument-for-immigration-reform/#sthash.A8hRmFi1.dpuf
According to Politico, the groups—Sojourners, National Association of Evangelicals, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference—emphasized compassion in their appeals. “For those of us who are Christians, we must heed the direct commandment of Jesus to welcome the stranger,” wrote Jim Wallis, the president of Sojourners. - See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2013/07/16/faith-groups-make-the-religious-argument-for-immigration-reform/#sthash.A8hRmFi1.dpuf
According to Politico, the groups—Sojourners, National Association of Evangelicals, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference—emphasized compassion in their appeals. “For those of us who are Christians, we must heed the direct commandment of Jesus to welcome the stranger,” wrote Jim Wallis, the president of Sojourners. - See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2013/07/16/faith-groups-make-the-religious-argument-for-immigration-reform/#sthash.A8hRmFi1.dpuf
According to Politico, the groups—Sojourners, National Association of Evangelicals, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference—emphasized compassion in their appeals. “For those of us who are Christians, we must heed the direct commandment of Jesus to welcome the stranger,” wrote Jim Wallis, the president of Sojourners. - See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2013/07/16/faith-groups-make-the-religious-argument-for-immigration-reform/#sthash.A8hRmFi1.dpuf
According to Politico, the groups—Sojourners, National Association of Evangelicals, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference—emphasized compassion in their appeals. “For those of us who are Christians, we must heed the direct commandment of Jesus to welcome the stranger,” wrote Jim Wallis, the president of Sojourners. - See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2013/07/16/faith-groups-make-the-religious-argument-for-immigration-reform/#sthash.A8hRmFi1.dpuf
According to Politico, the groups—Sojourners, National Association of Evangelicals, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference—emphasized compassion in their appeals. “For those of us who are Christians, we must heed the direct commandment of Jesus to welcome the stranger,” wrote Jim Wallis, the president of Sojourners. - See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2013/07/16/faith-groups-make-the-religious-argument-for-immigration-reform/#sthash.A8hRmFi1.dpuf
According to Politico, the groups—Sojourners, National Association of Evangelicals, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference—emphasized compassion in their appeals. “For those of us who are Christians, we must heed the direct commandment of Jesus to welcome the stranger,” wrote Jim Wallis, the president of Sojourners. - See more at: http://immigrationimpact.com/2013/07/16/faith-groups-make-the-religious-argument-for-immigration-reform/#sthash.A8hRmFi1.dpuf