April 21, 2014
TIME.com: What Americans Don't Know About the Central African Republic
By Leith Anderson, NAE President

Most Americans know nothing about the Central African Republic. They guess that it must be in the middle of Africa, but that’s about it. When told where it is and the societal chaos and slaughter in CAR, they always ask why it’s not more in the news. Although I've traveled to much of the world including Africa, I had never been there until this month.

Read the full article.
April 16, 2014
Letter to Senators on Smarter Sentencing Act
Galen Carey, NAE Vice President of Government Relations, wrote a letter to all U.S. Senators calling for support of the Smarter Sentencing Act.

Read the letter below, or download the PDF version.
April 16, 2014
Denominational Affiliation in Church Names

NAE Asks You

According to a recent analysis of Assemblies of God congregations, more than two thirds of AG churches use a denominational identifier in their church name, such as "Assembly of God," "Assembly," "AG" or "Assemblies." However, the rate of churches not including an AG identifier in their church name is increasing. This is one example of a trend the National Association of Evangelicals is hearing about across denominations.
April 14, 2014
Clergy Housing Allowance on Trial
In November 2013, a federal trial judge in Wisconsin ruled that the longstanding law that provides an income tax exemption for clergy housing expenses is unconstitutional. The Justice Department is appealing the ruling to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. The NAE joined an amicus brief urging reversal. Also on the brief are the Christian Legal Society, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Queens Federation of Churches.
April 09, 2014
NAE Travels to Central African Republic to Seek Peace

Press Release

Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals, joined two other religious leaders, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, and Imam Mohamed Magid, President of the Islamic Society of North America, on a U.S. State Department peacemaking trip to the Central African Republic (CAR) this week. Since December, more than 2,000 people have been killed in a sectarian conflict.
April 04, 2014
Court Allows New York City to Ban Worship Services in School Buildings

Press Release

The National Association of Evangelicals expresses its disappointment in yesterday's ruling by a federal appeals panel that New York City can bar religious groups from holding worship services in public school buildings when school is not in session.
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"The United States has a long and strong tradition of tax free housing allowances for our military and ministers. Let's expect that one judge will not be able to end this valuable way of blessing those who serve so many and are often paid so little. The Court of Appeals can uphold the present long term law."

Leith Anderson
NAE President