October 8, 2014
Churches Talk About Race Relations

Evangelical Leaders Survey

The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9 brought race relations to the forefront of the news. A survey of evangelical leaders conducted three days prior to the shooting indicates that racial reconciliation was already an ongoing topic among evangelical churches in the United States. Seventy-one percent of the evangelical leaders surveyed said their churches have discussed the need for racial reconciliation from the pulpit, in seminars or in courses, according to the August Evangelical Leaders Survey.
September 18, 2014
Evangelical Leaders Reflect on Israel, Palestine

Evangelical Leaders Survey

Forty percent of U.S. evangelical leaders indicate some change in their thinking about Israel and Palestine over the past 15 years, according to the July Evangelical Leaders Survey. The most common change, mentioned by about a fourth of respondents, is a greater awareness of the struggles faced by the Palestinian people.
September 12, 2014
High Court to Decide Pregnant Workers' Rights
In 2006, Peggy Young asked her employer, the United Parcel Service (UPS), for a light duty assignment after her doctor recommended that she not lift more than 20 pounds while pregnant. UPS denied her request, even though it gave light duty assignments to other employees who were temporarily unable to perform their jobs.
August 26, 2014
Letter to the President on the Islamic State
The escalating crisis in northern Iraq by the Islamic State poses a serious genocidal threat to religious minorities in northern Iraq as well as Sunni and Shia Muslims that reject the Islamic State’s barbaric killings and violation of Islamic beliefs. NAE President Leith Anderson joined with some evangelical leaders, such as Harold Smith, President and CEO of Christianity Today International, and Richard Mouw, President Emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary, and other faith leaders to write a letter to President Obama encouraging him to continue and strengthen actions that protect religious minorities in the region. The NAE has also called its members to pray for Iraq.

Read the letter below or download the PDF version.
August 14, 2014
What Makes a Church Grow

Evangelical Leaders Survey

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) asked its Board of Directors, which includes denominational leaders, pastors and other evangelical leaders, for the main characteristics they notice in growing churches. Biblical teaching, an outward focus, and a strong vision or mission were the most common answers in the June Evangelical Leaders Survey.
August 12, 2014
Short-term Mission Trips

NAE Asks You

Short-term mission trips, along with Vacation Bible School, have become the standard programming for the U.S. church summer season. The NAE recently asked its members if their churches conduct short-term mission trips. The vast majority, 94 percent, do, and nearly 80 percent of the NAE members who filled out the survey have participated in short-term missions. The United States was the top destination for these trips, with Mexico as a close second.
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