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July 4, 2010; Source: New York Times | On the Fourth of July, while many of us were focused on our circles of immediate family and friends, a widely based group of pastors, priests, rabbis and ministers took a political risk together. In Houston, on Independence Day, scores of religious leaders associated with the Metropolitan Organization gave sermons promoting immigration reform to their flocks, which according to this article, tend to be socially conservative. The sermons are part of a larger plan of action around the issue.—Ruth McCambridge