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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

NAE - Spring 2014 ­Newsletter

Spring 2014 ­Newsletter

Immigration — A Local Church Issue
By Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill.

Five years ago, immigration was a subject to which I'd only given minimal thought. As a pastor, I was certainly not looking for a controversial issue to engage. Gradually, though, it became evident that immigration is more than a political and economic issue: It's a reality that impacts the local church in too many ways to ignore.  (read more)

Moving Immigration Reform Forward
By Galen Carey, NAE Vice President of Government Relations

Following the adoption of the NAE resolution on immigration in 2009, NAE staff and members have met with more than 150 congressional offices, some many times, to encourage our elected leaders to fix our broken immigration system. We have also met with President Obama and members of his administration to make the same case for reform. We have sought to persuade our fellow citizens through dozens of op-eds, blogs and interviews with mainstream, religious and ethnic media.  (read more)

Comprehensive Means No Stop-Gap Solution
By Leith Anderson, NAE President

Just about everyone agrees that our national immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed. After years of delay and disagreement, the mood is moving to "sooner" rather than "later." Unfortunately, one of the points of disagreement is over the label "comprehensive" when it comes to immigration reform.  (read more)

MORE: Infographic: Immigration in the United States | Panel: Why is Immigration Reform Important to Your Church | Are You the People That Help Immigrants Member Spotlight: The Evangelical Free Church of America

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