President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden hold a meeting on immigration with faith leaders in the Oval Office, Nov. 13, 2013 / (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Two Fuller alums participated in a meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden in the Oval Office on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 to discuss immigration reform.
"The faith leaders from across the country who attended today's meeting are an important part of the broad array of stakeholders who support reform," a press release from the White House said.
Mike McClenahan (MDiv '89), senior pastor of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church in Solana Beach, CA, and Leith Anderson (DMin '78), president of the National Association of Evangelicals, were present at the meeting which also included Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and Sojourners President Jim Wallis.
"The President commended the faith leaders for their tireless efforts in sharing their stories with Congress. He noted there is no reason for House Republicans to continue to delay action on this issue that has garnered bipartisan support. It would show the American people that Washington can still work together to solve our nation's challenges. The faith leaders thanked the President for his continued leadership on the issue and offered prayers that we as a nation would achieve these important goals," the press release said.
Go here to read the full press release.
Go here to read about the immigration reform rally organized by Fuller's Peace and Justice Advocates on Monday, November 18.
You can read Mike McClenahan's account of his visit to the White House at his blog here.