The Common Good

Immigration Activists To Hold Lenten Fasts

Source: NBC News
Date: February 28, 2014

While Capitol Hill largely has gone quiet on immigration reform, activity outside the Beltway is revving up to keep the issue in the forefront.

With American Christians about to begin commemoration of Lent next week, activists are re-emphasizing religious teachings on the treatment of immigrants...

“This is a moral issue for us. We also say it is a gospel issue. For evangelicals, we have been converted by Matthew 25 and we realize now, how we treat 11 million undocumented people is how we treat Christ himself,” said Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, a Christian social justice organization.