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Dr Samuel Rodriguez will join President Barack Obama in welcoming Pope Francis to the White House

Dr Samuel Rodriguez will join President Barack Obama in welcoming Pope Francis to the White House

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September 18, 2015

CONTACTS

Sarah Doolin, Partnership for a New American Economy, Sarah@renewoureconomy.org

Julie Shutley, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, JShutley@alarryross.com

 

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FAITH VOICES FOR IMMIGRANTS SUMMIT

Building a Better Future through Faith, Community, Family Values, and Compassion

America's Largest Hispanic Evangelical Organization Brings Faith Leaders to Capitol Hill to

Call for Immigration Reform

 

In concert with the Papal visit to the United States — which will highlight the critical roles that

immigrants play in communities nationwide, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership

Conference, America’s largest Hispanic Christian Evangelical organization, is bringing faith

leaders from across the country to Capitol Hill to urge political leaders to take action on

immigration reform. Dr Samuel Rodriguez, president of the NHCLC, will join President Barack

Obama in welcoming Pope Francis to the White House.

Please join the Faith Voices For Immigrants Summit for a conversation on faith and the need for

immigration reform.

 

SPEAKERS:

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Ed Stetzer, Executive Director, LifeWay Research; Pastor and Author

Kelly Rosati, Vice President of Community Outreach, Focus on the Family

John Hewitt, CEO, Liberty Tax Service

Hyepin Im, Founder and President, Korean Churches for Community Development

Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum

Bishop Harry Jackson, Founder, Higher Impact Leadership Coalition and The

Reconciled Church

 

MODERATOR:

Rev. Tony Suarez, Executive Vice President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership

Conference

 

DATE: September 23, 2015

PRESS REGISTRATION: 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

EVENT TIME: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

LOCATION: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045

RSVP: Sarah Doolin, Partnership for a New American Economy, Sarah@renewoureconomy.org

The Faith Voices for Immigrants Summit is the launch of a greater effort to advance the national

debate on immigration reform in churches across the country via coordinated sermons, Bible

study curricula, prayer breakfasts, and more. It is supported by the Partnership for a New

American Economy.

 

National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

NHCLC/CONEL is the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization. It serves as a representative voice

for the more than 100 million Hispanic Evangelicals assembled in over 40,000 U.S. churches and another

500,000 congregations spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora. The organization seeks to

reconcile Evangelist Billy Graham’s message of salvation through Christ with Dr. Martin Luther King,

Jr.’s march of prophetic activism. A bipartisan organization, NHCLC/CONEL follows the agenda of the

Lamb, not the donkey or the elephant, and emphasizes “7 Directives” of Life, Family, Compassionate

Evangelism, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth.

Partnership for a New American Economy

The Partnership for a New American Economy brings together more than 500 Republican, Democratic,

and Independent mayors and business leaders who support immigration reforms that will help create jobs

for Americans today. The Partnership’s members include mayors of more than 35 million people

nationwide and business leaders of companies that generate more than $1.5 trillion and employ more than

4 million people across all sectors of the economy, from Agriculture to Aerospace, Hospitality to High

Tech, and Media to Manufacturing. Partnership members understand that immigration is essential to

maintaining the productive, diverse, and flexible workforce that America needs to ensure prosperity over

the coming generations. Learn more at www.RenewOurEconomy.org.