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The escalating interfaith call for immigration reform, including a rally that brought 200,000 people to Washington Sunday, would have been the top religion headline… in a week not dominated by the widening Catholic sex abuse scandal, the bitterly contested health care bill, the U.S.-Israel conflict over Jewish settlements, and the preparations for Easter and Passover.

Before we delve back into those topics, check out Religion News Service’s story about growing support for an earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and here’s a round-up of some of the various faith groups lobbying lawmakers on this issue:

BaptistsImmigration and Welcoming the Alienated (Associated Baptist Press)

Black Protestants: Does the Black Church Support Immigration Reform? (Huffington Post)

Catholics: Immigration Reform Advocates Flock to Washington, Pressing for Change (Catholic News Service)

Episcopalians: Next Stop, Immigration Reform (Episcopal Cafe)

Evangelicals: Migrating Focus (Christianity Today)

Latino Evangelicals: Latino Religious Leader Rodriguez Courts the Left, Right for Immigration Reform (Washington Post)

Jews: Jewish Groups Join March for Immigration Reform (JTA)

Muslims: With Arms Wide Open (Beliefnet)

If you have a link to another group or just want to chime in on this issue, share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

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