Church leaders urge fundamental immigration reform
February 6, 2013
Christian Churches Together, an ecumenical organization that brings together representatives of denominations to strengthen Christian witness in the world, gathered in Austin, Texas January 29 to February 1. In addition to holding its annual meeting, representatives of Christian denominations also learned about immigration and the need for reform, shared experiences, prayed, and discerned how God was calling them to respond to the crisis created by an unjust immigration system. The result was a statement that called people of good will, congregations, and elected officials to work together to reform our nation's laws. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was represented at this gathering and assisted in drafting the statement, which is in-line with the policy established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) The statement was designed to reflect the spiritual crisis that results from the separation of families and oppression of individuals and families, as well as present commonsense solutions that should be included in reforms. View the statement and press release (PDF).