Evangelical Immigration Table – Pray for Reform
After months of extensive debate, the Senate passed common sense immigration reform. While the legislation is far from perfect, it includes a pathway to citizenship and represents a huge step forward in the effort to fix our broken immigration system.
Christians across the country were critical to getting the bill through the Senate. By calling legislators, praying for leaders, and attending events, we demonstrated the power and support of the faith community. Our voices serve as a strong reminder of the theological issues at the center of this debate.
Now the focus turns to the House of Representatives, which everyone believes will be a tougher challenge than the Senate. You are encouraged to continue to pray for immigration reform and to contact your Representative’s local office to see if he or she is hosting any public forums on immigration this summer. Find your Representative
Continue to March for Justice
On August 28, our nation commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, that transcendent moment when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. We marvel at the profound changes that the civil rights movement helped bring to our nation.
But as we celebrate that progress, we should pause to remember those who died for equality – the men, women, and children who were murdered by white supremacists during a campaign of terror against the African-American community.
More important, we should renew our commitment to live up to the dream that Dr. King articulated that day – because the march for justice didn’t end with the victories of the civil rights movement. With your help, it continues today – in the criminal justice system, in our schools and workplaces, at our polling places, in our city halls and legislatures, and elsewhere. For ways that you can continue to march for justice, check out one of the following websites: www.one.org, www.elca.org. www.elca.org/advocacy, www.bread.org, www.evangelicalimmigrationtable.com
Thank you for everything you do for justice.