The Common Good

Immigration Reform News 2013: Momentum Grows As Immigration Reform Fasts Expand

Source: Crossmap
Date: December 4, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After fasting in the shadows of the Capitol for 22 days since November 12th, today, Dae Joong Yoon, Executive Director of National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), passed on the torch to Reverend Eun-sang Lee, a Methodist minister from Utah to continue the "Fast for Families" and to bring light to the human tragedies and moral crisis resulting from a broken immigration system…

As a new faster, Reverend Lee expressed, "Abiding by my faith, I believe that we are to love thy neighbor. We must respect all people as children of the creator. There is no illegal human being. The 'Fast for Families' have invigorated me and I am humbled to have Dae Joong Yoon transfer his fast to me." Other new fasters include Reverend Jim Wallis of Sojourners, Philip Agnew of Dream Defenders, Stephan Bauman, President and CEO of World Relief, Ciara Taylor of Dream Defenders, Reverend Gabriel Salguero, President of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, and Representative Joe Kennedy.