February 25, 2015
Publicly Praying Alongside Non-Christians

Evangelical Leaders Survey

Over half of evangelical leaders (59 percent) said they would publicly pray at events involving those of different religions, and 41 percent said it would depend. No one answered no to the January Evangelical Leaders Survey question, “Would you accept invitations to publicly pray at events involving clergy or leaders of non-Christian religions?”
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February 20, 2015
Letter on Services for Unaccompanied Children
The National Association of Evangelicals, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, World Vision, Catholic Relief Services and World Relief submitted comments to the Office of Refugee Resettlement regarding a rule aimed at responding to sexual abuse and sexual harassment involving unaccompanied children. The group of signers asks that the rule include adequate protections for existing and prospective grantees, contractors, subgrantees and subcontractors with religious or moral objections to items or procedures required by the rule.

Read the letter below or download the PDF.
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February 19, 2015
Roll Call: Payday Loans Entrap the Most Vulnerable
By Galen Carey, NAE Vice President of Government Relations

As our economy continues to improve, there is a crushing weight holding many back: payday loans. While state and local leaders have taken up the cause in certain jurisdictions, this is a national problem that requires Congress to act. Unscrupulous lenders lure those who are already facing financial hardship into a debt trap from which it is very difficult to escape.

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February 13, 2015
Testimony on Religious Freedom Legislation
Carl Esbeck, NAE Legal Counsel, was invited to provide testimony to the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice at a hearing held February 13. This was an oversight hearing concerning the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. Esbeck presented testimony on “Third-Party Burdens, Congressional Accommodations for Religion, and the Establishment Clause.” He rebuts the argument, made by some critics of the Hobby Lobby decision, that congressional accommodations of religion, if they result in burdens on others, are “an establishment of religion” in violation of the First Amendment.

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February 5, 2015
Letter to Congress on New D.C. Laws
The National Association of Evangelicals joined with 15 other organizations that have offices in Washington, D.C., to ask Congress to protect religious freedom and freedom of conscience in D.C. by disapproving the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 and the Human Rights Amendment Act of 2014 during the congressional review period.

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January 15, 2015
Online Donations

NAE Asks You

By and large evangelical churches in the United States offer their congregants a way to give their tithes or contributions electronically. Eighty four percent of members of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) say their churches accept online donations.
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