Steve Helber, Associated Press
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.

LYNCHBURG, Va. — 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 usually 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.