Lantino Evangelical Churches Unite on Behalf of Sensible Immigration Reform
As a part of a national strategy, Agencia ALPHA and latino churches launch the 40 day scripture & prayer "I was a stranger" campaign
February 20, 2012 BOSTON– On Friday, February 22, 2013 Agencia ALPHA and the Fellowship of Latino Pastors of New England (COPAHNI), a group of influential evangelical Churches who support sensible immigration reform, will launch the "I was a Stranger" immigration prayer and scripture challenge. This challenge is an integral part of national strategy to encourage pastors, congregants and elected officials to read 40 verses of Scripture that relate to immigrants and to reflect on these passages as they are confronted with the task of fixing the broken immigration.
Evangelicals both at the national and local level are becoming more vocal in supporting a legalization with a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Influential Evangelical leaders are taking a front seat and are driving discussions with elected officials that the time to pass immigration reform is now. This campaign is part of a national effort of the Evangelical Immigration Table, a group of influential evangelicals seeking to ensure that immigration policy reflects biblical principles. The goal is to reach out to both our elected officials and more than 100,000 churches across the nation to take part in a national immigration prayer challenge.
WHAT: Press conference to launch the 40 day "I was a Stranger" challenge in Massachusetts, as part of the national strategy of the Evangelical Immigration Table.
WHERE: Congregation Lion of Judah, 62 Northampton St., 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02118
WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM
WHO: Confirmed speakers:
Dr. Roberto Miranda, senior Pastor of Congregation Lion of Judah (Boston, Mass),
Sergio Perez, President of Fellowship of Latino Pastors of New England (COPAHNI) and senior Pastor of Harvest Ministries (Weymouth, Mass),
Guillermo & Yoli Reyes, senior Pastors of El Shaddai Ministries-Boston (Jamaica Plain, Mass),
Andres Cisterna, senior Pastor of Centro Cristiano Tiempo de Dios (Waltham, Mass),
Alejandra Saldana, senior Pastor of Faro Divino (Jamaica Plain, Mass),
Jaime Perdomo, Interim Pastor, New Life Church (East Boston, Mass)