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Against DACA Deadline, Top Evangelical Leaders Convene Hill Press Conference to Urge Congress to Act

February 6, 2018
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Against DACA Deadline, Top Evangelical Leaders Convene Hill Press Conference to Urge Congress to Act

WASHINGTON On Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2017, global humanitarian aid and refugee resettlement organization World Relief will convene a bipartisan press conference on Capitol Hill with Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Angus King (I-ME) alongside prominent evangelical leaders to discuss recent efforts of Congress to pass a DACA solution. In conjunction with the press conference, the Washington Post will publish a letter signed by evangelical leaders from all 50 states, representing a culturally and theologically diverse group of churches and audiences.

WHAT: World Relief Press Conference and Letter Release on Dreamers and Refugees


  • Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)
  • Sen. Angus King (I-ME)
  • Scott Arbeiter, President, World Relief
  • Dr. Russell Moore, President, Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC)
  • Galen Carey, Vice President of Government Relations, National Association of Evangelicals (NAE)
  • Shirley Hoogstra, President, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)
  • Jesse Rincones, Executive Director, Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas, Board Member, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)
  • Thabiti Anyabwile, Senior Pastor, Anacostia River Church, Washington, DC
  • Eric Costanzo, Senior Pastor, South Tulsa Baptist Church, Tulsa, OK
  • Ruth Velasquez, Co-founder, Voices of Christian Dreamers, Wheaton, IL  

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. EST (media arrival no later than 11:20a.m., press conference to start promptly at 11:30 a.m.)

WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 430

RSVP/MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Working members of the media are welcomed to the press conference and can request credentials online (click here).   

Download the PDF version of this press release.


World Relief is a global humanitarian relief and development organization that stands with the vulnerable and partners with local churches to end the cycle of suffering, transform lives and build sustainable communities. With over 70 years of experience, World Relief works in 20 countries worldwide through disaster response, health and child development, economic development and peacebuilding and has offices in the United States that specialize in refugee and immigration services.

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