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Wheaton College Alumni Meets with President Obama

March 8, 2013

Stephan BaumanWorld Relief President and CEO Stephan Bauman (alumni of the M.A. Intercultural Studies program at Wheaton College) met with President Obama on Friday, March 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The goal of their meeting was to discuss how the faith community can work with Congress and the Administration to pass immigration reform. World Relief has been leading an effort through the Evangelical Immigration Table to educate and mobilize evangelicals throughout the United States to engage with Scripture and take action on immigration reform.

In their meeting, they reiterated the importance of the faith community in not just advocating for immigration reform but in being a bridge to provide services to immigrants if immigration reform passes. Obama told the meeting's participants that he was optimistic about the bipartisan effort in the Senate and the meeting left participants with strong hope for a bipartisan reform bill.

Immigration MeetingStephan Bauman was quoted saying, “For too long, immigrants who are integral members of the body of Christ have been living in the shadows of our society. The passage of immigration reform would help restore dignity to their lives and put many on a path towards reconciliation with the larger community.”

If you would like more information on this organization you can visit World Relief >>. For more information on this meeting please visit the World Relief Press Center >>.

Department News

Wheaton College Alumni Meets with President Obama

March 8, 2013

Stephan BaumanWorld Relief President and CEO Stephan Bauman (alumni of the M.A. Intercultural Studies program at Wheaton College) met with President Obama on Friday, March 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The goal of their meeting was to discuss how the faith community can work with Congress and the Administration to pass immigration reform. World Relief has been leading an effort through the Evangelical Immigration Table to educate and mobilize evangelicals throughout the United States to engage with Scripture and take action on immigration reform.

In their meeting, they reiterated the importance of the faith community in not just advocating for immigration reform but in being a bridge to provide services to immigrants if immigration reform passes. Obama told the meeting's participants that he was optimistic about the bipartisan effort in the Senate and the meeting left participants with strong hope for a bipartisan reform bill.

Immigration MeetingStephan Bauman was quoted saying, “For too long, immigrants who are integral members of the body of Christ have been living in the shadows of our society. The passage of immigration reform would help restore dignity to their lives and put many on a path towards reconciliation with the larger community.”

If you would like more information on this organization you can visit World Relief >>. For more information on this meeting please visit the World Relief Press Center >>.

Conferences

North Central Region’s Annual EMS Conference

Location: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
Date: April 5, 2014
** Early Registration Deadline: March 26**
Time: 8:00am - 4:45pm

This annual conference that regularly draws 250-300 missionaries, professors, and mission students from across the Midwest. This year's track topics include: Diaspora Missiology, Orality and Missions, Historical Issues in Missions, and Missiological Reflections on 21st Century.

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