COLUMBUS, Ohio - Roman Catholic nuns are paying for billboards in central Ohio to encourage tolerance of immigrants and a review of immigration policies.
The Columbus Dispatch reports there are tentative plans to install four "Welcome the Immigrant" billboards next week in the Columbus area.
Sister Alice Gerdeman, coordinator of the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center in Cincinnati, said the goal is to get people to reflect on their religious convictions and the way they treat immigrants.
The justice center is collaborating on the project with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious Region VI, which includes nuns of various orders in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
The black billboards will include a Bible passage, Matthew 25:35 -- "I was a stranger and you welcomed me" -- in white lettering.
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