PRESS RELEASE: Colorado Faith Leaders Call For Bipartisan Faith Solutions

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PRESS RELEASE: Colorado Faith Leaders Call For Bipartisan Faith Solutions

FORT COLLINS, COLO., MARCH 29, 2013 — Today, Colorado evangelical leaders joined together at SouthGate Church in Fort Collins to discuss immigration from a biblical perspective. They spoke about the moral imperative to improve our country’s immigration process in a way that adheres to biblical principles and keeps families together.

One focus was the ongoing “I Was a Stranger” immigration prayer challenge, during which church members, pastors and elected officials are reading a passage of scripture related to immigrants daily for 40 days.

The following statements can be attributed to speakers at today’s event:

M. Daniel Carroll-Rodas, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Old Testament, Denver Seminary:
“My goal is to open these scriptures to pastors, illustrating that if we are Christians, we need to base our lessons on what the scripture says. The Bible teaches us to welcome strangers, and we must live that. We must make this a foundation for what we are communicating to our congregations.”

Michelle Warren, MPA, Colorado Immigration Specialist, Christian Community Development Association:
“Immigration is a biblical justice issue. As we learn to value people as equals in humanity, deserving to be treated with dignity and respect, we will look at all life and justice issues with new understanding. The Bible clearly spells out how we are to welcome the stranger among us, to care for and have compassion for them. As Christians we need to learn and practice the spirit of hospitality to the nations that are coming to our doors and not allow our politics and fear to hinder that spirit.”

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