Monday, July 22, 2013

Paynter: Immigrants boost churches

Here is another part of our culture that is being helped by all the immigrants who are here.    - - Donna Poisl


DALLAS (ABP)—Faith communities in the United States both serve and benefit from immigrants, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter told a conference at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.

“Immigrants have brought renewal to the church and the moral character of our country, and they offer vitality to our culture,” Paynter said in the closing session of the half-day summit titled “What Immigrants Contribute: A Special Event on Immigration, Texas and Economic Growth.”

Paynter was the lone faith leader invited to sit on one of three panels analyzing how immigrants grow the economy, benefits of naturalization and the various ways immigrants serve the United States.
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