Evangelical Leaders Urge the President: Don't Shut Down US Refugee Program

  • CBN News | by: Heather Sells |
  • 08/03/2019 12:00 AM
Leaders from some of the largest evangelical denominations are worried about recent reports that the Trump administration might effectively end the US refugee resettlement program.

In a letter to President Trump, they implored him to not only keep the program but restore it to its historic levels.

"We pray you will reject any advice to shut the refugee resettlement program down and that your administration will not merely continue the program at its current, vastly reduced level," they said. 

Co-signers of the letter included Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and one of the president's faith advisors; Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptists' Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; Doug Clay, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God USA; Scott Arbeiter, president of World Relief, and others.

The leaders cited the president's commitment to ending religious persecution and noted the recent Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington which convened world leaders to promote religious freedom around the globe. 

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