The Common Good

Evangelicals take a seat at the table of immigration reform

Date: January 17, 2013

Spiritual leaders organized as the Evangelical Immigration Table announced a campaign to revise immigration policy.

The "I Was a Stranger" immigration prayer challenge will use social media to enlist more than 100,000 evangelical churches nationwide and more than 875,000 followers to read one scripture on immigration a day for 40 days.

Just as political leaders in the Democratic and Republican parties are having epiphanies about changing demographics in America, faith communities are seeing their futures and their congregations in those numbers.

Tim King, a spokesman for Sojourners, one of the founding partners of the Evangelical Immigration Table, said the work on immigration reform has been under way for a couple of years.

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