Evangelical Leaders Urge Immigration Reform 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 July 24 to urge action on immigration reform.
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 Rev. Wilfredo de Jesus, Senior Pastor, New Life Covenant Church Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Teaching Pastor, Quest Church Dr. Russell Moore, President, Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission Suzii Paynter, Executive Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference 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 services. For questions and for media RSVP for this event, please e-mail [email protected].