The Evangelical Immigration Table launched a campaign on Monday to encourage Christians to think about immigration from a distinctly biblical perspective. The coalition says their "I Was a Stranger" immigration prayer challenge will reach out to political leaders and more than 100,000 churches.
The challenge invites individual evangelical Christians, church congregations, and legislators to read 40 verses of Scripture that relate to immigration and to pray that these passages will evoke the political will to create a just immigration system that better reflects Christian values.
"Loving God and Loving Neighbors is the same as Loving Immigrants. They are all symbiotically related," Dave Gibbons, Pastor and Founder of Newsong Church said in a statement.