When we encounter something that is not the way it should be in our society, God ultimately calls us to do something about it. James 2:14-25 speaks forcefully about the fact that our faith should manifest itself in concrete action. One specific form of action God calls us to is advocacy. Proverbs 31:8-9 says, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up for the poor and needy.”
As Christians, we have a powerful political voice. According to the Pew Forum, 79.5% of US adults identify as Christians, and 26% identify as evangelical. One of the best ways we can actively welcome the stranger is to speak up and encourage our legislators to do the same. While immigrants are not necessarily powerless, poor, or needy – we don’t want to “speak up” for the immigrant community in a patronizing way – we are called to join and partner with them in order to effect change.
On that note, we want to invite you to participate in a brand new G92 initiative! We will set up a week in April where students around the country will call their respective legislative offices and encourage them to support immigration legislation that reflects biblical values. To make things a little more fun, we would like to make this initiative a contest to see which campus can generate the most calls! If you are interested in putting your faith into action by speaking up in this way, please join us for a conference call at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on Monday, March 18 or at the same time on Tuesday, March 19. We’ll give more details about the competition and give you a chance to ask any questions you might have. The number to call is 1-218-936-4141 , access code 2323263.
If you want to join in, RSVP by emailing [email protected] We are excited to work with you to take action speaking up for our immigrant brothers and sisters.
Share this page to invite friends! You can also take action quickly and immediately by visiting the World Relief Advocacy site to send an email to your legislators to express support for immigration reform.