New Force for Broad Immigration Reform: Conservative Evangelicals
(CNN) -- Tea Party activists and other conservatives are planning rallies next month in support of Arizona's tough new immigration law, which has come under attack from Democrats, Latino groups and some maverick Republicans.
But a growing chorus of conservative evangelical leaders has broken with their traditional political allies on the right. They're calling the Arizona law misguided and are attempting to use its passage to push for federal immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Evangelical Leaders Unite on Just Assimilation Immigration Policy
Washington, DC - The crisis the country is witnessing in Arizona over immigration is the result of a failed immigration policy at the federal level. Arizona lawmakers felt compelled to act because the federal government would not. We do not agree that the Arizona law was the wisest course of action because immigration is a federal and not a state responsibility. It is the federal government's failure that has lead to the current crisis. The Arizona law is a symptom and a cry for help.
New Coalition to Mobilize Hispanic Churches
Kansas City, MO-TheCall to Conscience recently partnered with The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) to help mobilize Hispanic Christians around the issue of abortion.
The new effort, led by Lou Engle, founder of TheCall to Conscience, will work with the NHCLC's more than 25,000 churches to educate Hispanic Americans on traditional moral issues. Each church will provide the resources and training for at least two adoptions in the next year, saving more than 50,000 infants.