December 22, 2014
Arms Trade Treaty Launches Christmas Eve

Press Release

The Arms Trade Treaty, which establishes common standards governing international weapons transfers, will officially enter into force on Christmas Eve. The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has supported the passage of the Arms Trade Treaty since its inception, urging evangelicals to pray for treaty negotiations and advocating for strong involvement from the United States in the process.
December 22, 2014
NAE Affirms U.S. Army Prohibition of Torture

Press Release

Following the December release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on interrogation tactics, the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) reiterates its insistence that torture should not be used, even against terrorists. The NAE’s views are described in “An Evangelical Declaration Against Torture: Protecting Human Rights in an Age of Terror,” a document endorsed by the NAE Board of Directors in 2007.
December 17, 2014
Saperstein Confirmed as Religious Freedom Ambassador
Last week the U.S. Senate confirmed David Saperstein as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, a position that serves as the principal advisor on international religious freedom to both the president and the secretary of state. In a Monday vote, the Senate also unanimously approved a one-year reauthorization of the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) welcomes Saperstein’s confirmation and looks forward to working with him on religious freedom concerns around the world.
December 3, 2014
Young v. UPS: Supreme Court Should Uphold Rights of Pregnant Workers
By Galen Carey & Rachel Laser

One of us is pro-choice and the other is pro-life, but we both believe that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) properly requires that pregnant employees like Peggy Young, a former UPS worker whose case is being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, be treated the same as other workers who are similarly limited in their ability to perform certain tasks at work. 

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December 1, 2014
St. Louis Post Dispatch: Immigrants are Key to a Thriving America
By Galen Carey

Pundits and partisans will debate the merits and political impact of President Obama’s executive order reprioritizing immigration enforcement resources. But while there are legitimate differences about what should be done by administrative action and what requires legislation, no one should question the value of modernizing our broken immigration system and allowing immigrants to fully contribute to our national prosperity.

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November 26, 2014
Letter to Ambassador of Israel on Har Nof Massacre
NAE President Leith Anderson sent his condolences to Ron Dermer, the Ambassador of Israel to the United States, for the tragic loss of life following the Nov. 18 massacre at the Har Nof synagogue in Jerusalem. The NAE continues to pray for comfort and healing, and for a lasting peace within and between Israel and all its neighbors.
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