"We have to work to improve issues that stem from immigration and education is a big one," said Rev. Carlos Duran, Director of the NHCLC Washington, D.C., Chapter. "For us, immigration has a face and a name. We see the human side of the issue every day in our churches, in communities and at our schools."
The NHCLC believes our nation is on the brink of immigration reform and encourages integration, secured borders and healthy communities. While it believes the Town Hall was a great success, organizational leaders say there is still a lot of work ahead.
"The immigration issue is far from done," said Duran. "We will continue to encourage pastors and church congregations that apathy and silence are not options for the Hispanic Christian church."
The NHCLC is the largest Hispanic Christian organization representing millions of Evangelicals and more than 40,000 U.S. Churches. Seeking to reconcile evangelist Billy Graham's message of salvation with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s march of prophetic activism, the NHCLC emphasizes "7 Directives" of Life, Family, Compassionate Evangelism, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth. For additional information, visit http://www.nhclc.org.SOURCE National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference