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July 22, 2013
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Evangelical Leaders To Emphasize Immigration Reform’s Urgency on Day of Prayer and Action
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the House considers its next steps on immigration reform, hundreds of evangelicals and evangelical leaders from across the country will mobilize on Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge action. As a capstone to the Pray for Reform  campaign, participants will bring their prayers for lawmakers and for broad immigration reform directly to congressional offices.
During a press conference, worship service and meetings with congressional offices, national and local evangelical leaders will discuss commonsense reform that reflects the Evangelical Immigration Table’s principles . Their efforts highlight the unified support across the evangelical spectrum for reform that emphasizes both accountability and compassion — and the momentum that will span the weeks and months ahead.
WHAT:Evangelical Immigration Table Day of Prayer and Action for Immigration Reform
WHEN: Wednesday, July 24
Press conference: 9 a.m.
Worship service: 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Meetings with legislators: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Press conference: West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol (rain site: Church of the Reformation)
Worship service: Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street
WHO: The following individuals are participating in the press conference:
Dr. Carlos Campo, President, Regent University
Noel Castellanos, CEO, Christian Community Development Association
Dr. David Crosby, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church New Orleans
Andy Crouch, Executive Editor, Christianity Today
Rev. Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark.
Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Teaching Pastor, Quest Church
Dr. Russell Moore, President, Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
Rev. Gabriel Salguero, President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition
Rev. Jim Wallis, President and Founder, Sojourners
Additional evangelical leaders will be delivering sermons and prayers at the worship service.
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