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Press Conference on Immigration Concerns by National Religious Leaders Representing Catholic, Christian, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, and Sikh Faith Traditions

Contact: Cassandra Champion, Director for Communications, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, 410-230-2791, cchampion@lirs.org

 

MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 7 /Standard Newswire/ -- An interfaith press conference on immigration concerns will be held via telephone on Tuesday, September 12.  

 

Who: National Religious Leaders Representing Catholic, Christian, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, and Sikh Faith Traditions

 

What: Phone-In Press Conference

 

When: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

 

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Religious Perspectives

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Question & Answer Session

 

How: Call 1-800-290-9461 and mention passcode 4134

 

As Congress plays politics with the debate on comprehensive immigration reform, religious leaders from across the country and across faiths lift the voices of the voiceless and share perspectives on this moral issue at a critical time.

 

Speakers will include:

 

Bishop Stephen P. Bouman

Metropolitan New York Synod

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

 

Dr. Rev. Mari Castellanos

United Church of Christ

 

Sister Anne Curtis, RSM

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

 

Father Michael Leonard,

Chicago Irish Immigrant Support Center

 

Dr. Khaleel Mohammed

Imam and Professor of Religion

San Diego State University

 

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Jr.

National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

 

Bishop Roy Sano

United Methodist Council of Bishops

 

Bhai Gurdarshan Singh

Guru Gobind Singh Foundation

 

Rabbi Scott Sperling,

The Union for Reform Judaism

 

Moderator:

 

Ralston H. Deffenbaugh, Jr.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

 

For more information or to receive an audio recording of this event, please contact Cassandra Champion, Director for Communications at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service at 410-230-2791 or cchampion@lirs.org.