ICYMI: Evangelical, Catholic Leaders Continue Call For Reform
Op-Eds Urge Congressional Action
WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 30, 2014— Continuing the efforts of faith leaders across the country calling for action on commonsense immigration reform, three notable national figures have new op-eds today in support of reform.
The leaders all call for an urgent solution to our broken system that separates families and hurts communities.
“Pastors need an answer for undocumented congregants who otherwise obey the law and are seeking a way to get right with the law,” writes Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, in Virginia’s Richmond Times-Dispatch. “Congress must provide that answer. Until then, there is nothing to point them toward, and the whole body continues to suffer.”
“At its heart, immigration reform is about people, not politics,” Jim Wallis, President and Founder of Sojourners, says in a National Journalpiece. “Inspired by the teachings of our faith and deeply concerned about the suffering and degradation the current system imposes on millions of people created in God’s image, evangelicals and many other people of faith have been steadfast in our support for congressional action to fix and heal this moral crisis.”
Elsewhere in the faith community, the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops brought prayers and urgency to Washington with Mass on Capitol Hill Thursday, following its border Mass in April.
“Now is the time for the House to pass common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform that the American people support and the American economy needs,” writes Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami in The Hill. “This issue isn’t just about immigrant communities, it’s about our values and identity as a nation.”
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