Advocating lawmakers with faith in mind was the subject of a workshop in Topeka Tuesday.
Apeakers focused on the need to keep human dignity in mind on issues like illegal immigration, capital punishment, health care and taxes.
Rev. Javier Rios of East Topeka United Methodist Church delivered the keynote address, focusing on immigration issues. He said it's more complicated than simply building a wall at the border. He said when people are determined to enter the United States, they will search for more dangerous places to cross, resulting in more deaths. Rios said building a wall will not necessarily keep people out, it will only make people in the U.S. blind to what's happening on our borders.
Those attending Tuesday's event also attended several workshops. Legislators were invited to join them for lunch.
Kansas Ecumenical Ministries, Church Women United and the United Methodist Women sponsored the day-long event at First United Methodist Church in downtown Topeka.