Missouri Faith Leaders Stand for Immigration Reform

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Immigration Reform 2013   jpegI wanted to share a good article about the powerful voices being raised for immigration reform in the Missouri faith community.

Tim Townsend, in his June 25 article for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “Religious Leaders Weigh In on Immigration Reform Debate,” writes:

For years, the Rev. Feliz Tovar has worked to convince Missouri legislators to see immigration reform not only as a civil rights issue, but as a way to improve the economy.

But more recently, Tovar, a pastor from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, has stressed theology over economic development as an argument for granting greater legal shelter for undocumented immigrants.

The reporter describes how supporting immigration reform has become an urgent cause for many faith leaders.

[R]eligious leaders across the country are weighing in on what many call a moral imperative.

In taking up the cause, Jewish and Christian alike have cited the same Scriptures, such as one in Leviticus, stating that “The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens.”

Please read the rest of the article by clicking the link in the headline above, and consider sharing it with your social network via Twitter and Facebook.

t’s exciting to see the wonderful work of leaders like Rev. Tovar. We’re grateful to them, and to all of you for your calls and letters to our elected officials. Your voices are making a difference! Please use the LIRS Action Center today to support immigration reform legislation in the House of Representatives!

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