Beth Moore, Max Lucado and other Christian leaders are part of a full-page ad in the Washington Post, asking President Donald Trump to “help vulnerable immigrants.”
“Our prayer is that these young people would be allowed to continue contributing to our society without fear of deportation,” the letter reads, referring to Dreamers.
Jen Hatmaker, Matt Chandler, Ann Voskamp, Christianity Today president Harold Smith and Willow Creek Community Church founders Bill and Lynne Hybels also signed their name to the letter, which altogether included some 100 names.
“The Bible speaks clearly and repeatedly to God’s love and concern for the vulnerable, and also challenges us to think beyond our nationality, ethnicity or religion when loving our neighbor,” the letter said.
The letter also mentioned refugees, saying that there has been a drastic fall in the number of refugees entering the U.S. In 2016, that number was 96,874 and in 2017, that number was 33,368.
“Our prayer is that the U.S. would continue to be a beacon of hope for those fleeing persecution,” the letter reads.
On Christian persecution, the letter asked for protection over the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities.
“Refugees of all faiths and nationalities deserve our welcome, for they (like all human beings) are made in the image of God,” the letter said.
Read the full letter here.
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Publication date: February 9, 2018