RELIGION

Sanders to appeal to Christian conservative students over 'injustice' of wealth inequality

  • Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. , left, talks with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., at Liberty University  in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. , left, talks with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Liberty University students listen to a speech by Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Liberty University students listen to a speech by Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. gestures during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. gestures during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says the "massive injustice" of income and wealth inequality should unite people across the political spectrum. He's making that point to thousands of evangelical college students who typically support Republicans.

The Democratic presidential candidate is speaking Monday at Liberty University, an influential Christian college in Virginia that usually draws GOP candidates.

Sanders says in prepared remarks it's important for those with different views to find common ground. He notes that he disagrees with conservatives on abortion and gay marriage. But he says it's hard to for anyone to make the case that the U.S. is a "just society."

Sanders contends there's "no justice" when too many people work long hours for low wages and when the wealthy take a disproportionate share of the nation's income.