The Common Good

Growing list of American Evangelicals calling for Congress to pass immigration reform

By: Staff
Source: KY Forward
Date: June 2, 2013

Dr. Russell Moore, president-elect of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, joined fellow Kentuckian Timothy Tennent, president of Asbury Seminary, on the growing list of American Evangelicals calling for bipartisan immigration reform.

The list represents a coalescing of one of the broadest ranges of Evangelical opinions seen in recent memory. It brings together individuals and groups as diverse as Jim Wallis, the president and CEO of Sojourners magazine, and George Wood, general superintendent of the General Council of the Assemblies of God.

The list of heads of denominations, organizations, universities, seminaries, think tanks, media outlets and churches calls itself the Evangelical Immigration Table. They have instigated a 92-day pray for immigration reform challenge as legislation moves through Congress. They have also left no tech-savvy tool unturned. They’re on Twitter, on smart phone, on radio and on the Web with calls for personal prayer and prayer meetings.
 
The EIT announced May 30 the release of their “newest and largest paid-media campaign to reach evangelicals on the issue of immigration.” Moore is one of the voices on both the national radio ad and the Kentucky ad, and he spoke on yesterday’s press call. To listen to the ads, click here. To hear the half-hour press call, click here.