ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–Richard Land is scheduled to address the topic of immigration during the National Hispanic Fellowship of Southern Baptist Churches meeting on Sunday afternoon, June 13, in Orlando, Fla.
Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, will examine implications for Southern Baptists of the nation’s immigration issue.
He also will engage in a question-and-answer period with attendees after his address during the fellowship’s 2-5 p.m. meeting.
Julio Fuentes, director of information for the Hispanic fellowship, noted, “This unprecedented event will not only bring attention to a very important and relevant issue for all Southern Baptists as is the immigration issue, but it will also allow the Hispanic Baptists an opportunity to hear Dr. Land and for him to hear from them as well.”
The Hispanic fellowship is working in full cooperation with all SBC-sponsored activities for Hispanics in conjunction with the SBC’s June 15-16 annual meeting in Orlando, Fuentes said. This includes all of the Crossover Orlando evangelistic events for Hispanics from June 7-12 and the National Hispanic Celebration sponsored by the North American Mission Board on Sunday evening, June 13, at First Baptist Church in Kissimmee.
The Hispanic fellowship also is supporting the International Mission Board Hispanic Celebration and Luncheon on Monday, June 14, at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center.
The Hispanic fellowship will continue to sponsor a Hispanic National Day of Prayer on Monday prior to the SBC annual meeting. This event, held in the SBC Prayer Room in the convention center, has become an annual commitment to prayer for the SBC and for revival among God’s people in America.
For more information, contact Fuentes at 305-206-7575 or go to the Hispanic fellowship’s website at www.confraternidad.net.
David Raul Lema Jr. is a Baptist Press correspondent in Miami.