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Russell Moore: Immigrant Children are More Than Just a Political Issue

  • John UpChurch
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Jul 23
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The president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention says Christians must see the “human face” of the immigration crisis.

On Tuesday, Moore and other members of the committee toured two Texas facilities temporarily sheltering children from Central America. They also spoke with U.S. Border Patrol agents and local pastors about the situation, seeing firsthand the humanitarian efforts involved in helping those who have fled to America.

“ ‘To be able to talk to a 7-year-old boy from El Salvador, about the same age as my own son, and to wonder what sort of horror is in his background, having trekked across Mexico to seek refuge,’ Moore commented. ‘It puts a human face on the situation for me, especially since we're at a time when many of our churches are sending kids off to youth camps all over the country. To see these children about the same age, who are at a place of great uncertainty, touches me at the human level.’ ”