GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Just before Thanksgiving, a holiday deeply rooted in the nation’s history of immigration, West Michigan’s faith, business and political leaders are meeting to address the need for immigration reform.
The roundtable discussion will take place Tuesday, November 26 at the Goei Center, located at 818 Butterworth St. SW in Grand Rapids. Eastern Floral CEO Bing Goei, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell and Dr. Bill Rudd, senior pastor of Calvary Church in Muskegon, all plan to attend. Organizers say the event is meant to draw Congress’ attention to the need for immigration reform.
Holland evangelicals held a similar event last Thursday, focused on the biblical values of welcoming strangers. The group says nationwide, more than 187,000 people have signed up to pray about the issue.