July 21, 2014
NAE Finds President's Executive Order Lacking

Press Release

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) regrets President Obama’s decision, announced today, to omit an exemption for religious organizations in his executive order requiring federal contractors to add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories in their employment policies.
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July 16, 2014
Proposed Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Ruling
The U.S. Senate plans to vote on a bill today that would effectively reverse the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling regarding contraceptive requirements in the Affordable Care Act. NAE Vice Presidents Galen Carey and Heather Gonzales wrote a letter to all U.S. senators urging them to reject the bill. Gonzales participated in a press conference today on the topic, and her statement is below.
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July 15, 2014
Letter to Senators on Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision
A bill that would effectively reverse the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling regarding contraceptive requirements in the Affordable Care Act is scheduled to be voted on by the U.S. Senate tomorrow. In a letter, NAE Vice Presidents Galen Carey and Heather Gonzales urged all U.S. senators not to vote for the legislation, which would undermine the important Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

Read the letter below or download the PDF version.
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July 10, 2014
World Relief's Response to Unaccompanied Minors
World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, is responding to the crisis at the border with unaccompanied alien children (UACs) by working with local churches and community partners to provide welcome boxes and activity kits for unaccompanied children as well as encouraging and equipping people to advocate and pray. World Relief also submitted an official statement for the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations' Full Committee Hearing: Review of the President’s Emergency Supplemental Request.

Currently, the Office of Refugee Resettlement does not have enough resources to meet the needs of arriving UACs and fulfill its commitment to other refugee populations. Additionally, UACs who have been trafficked but lack proper documentation and access to legal representation are often deported though they qualify for special immigration visas.
 
June 30, 2014
Supreme Court Upholds Religious Freedom

Press Release

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) welcomes the Supreme Court’s affirmation today in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (formerly Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby) that Americans need not abandon their faith when they start a family business. The decision clarifies that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) protects Americans of all faiths from government mandates that violate their conscience and religious beliefs.
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June 30, 2014
NAE Agrees: No More Land Mines

Press Release

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) welcomes the pledge by State Department officials on Friday that the United States will no longer manufacture or purchase land mines, and will “diligently pursu(e) solutions that would be compliant with and that would ultimately allow the United States to accede to the Ottawa Convention.”
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