International Religious Freedom Act Turns 20

November 6, 2018 ...

In 1996, the NAE issued its Statement of Conscience on Worldwide Religious Persecution, calling on the United States to make religious freedom a priority goal of our foreign policy, to publish detailed reports on religious persecution, and to withhold aid from countries that continued to persecute. Each of these goals was addressed in the version …

A Guide for Evangelical Public Policy

October 9, 2018 ...

In the middle of the 20th century, the focus of evangelical civic engagement ranged from public morality at home to peace, freedom and security in the international arena. Toward the end of the 20th century, evangelicals became known for a strong commitment to religious freedom, the protection of the unborn, and traditional family values. The …

Raising Generations of Advocates

May 31, 2017 ...

Begun in 1956 as the NAE Federal Seminar, and now known as the Christian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC), the NAE has used its influence and connections on Capitol Hill to introduce thousands of young evangelicals to the real challenges and opportunities of public service. Representative, Senator and Ambassador As a student at Wheaton College in …

Strong Rule for Predatory Lending

April 28, 2017 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), as the largest evangelical network in the country, brings together 40 evangelical denominations with more than 45,000 congregations, as well as ministries, missions, colleges, universities, seminaries, charities and networks, with millions of constituents. We have seen the devastation that predatory lending has wrought in too many families and communities. …

Protect Foreign Assistance

March 16, 2017 ...

Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and Minority Leader Pelosi, As Christian leaders, it’s an honor to represent dedicated and faithful citizens living in every congressional district in this country.  We’re writing to share our support for the International Affairs Budget that every day brings hope to poor, hungry, vulnerable and displaced …

Responding to the Current Refugee Crisis

February 2, 2017 ...

Thank you to those who organized today’s briefing, and for all who have taken time to show support for refugees. I am honored to speak today on behalf of evangelical Christians who along with many other Americans care deeply about the 65 million refugees and internally displaced persons in the world who have fled their …

A Brief History of NAE Advocacy

October 10, 2016 ...

An early concern was protecting access to the airwaves for evangelical radio broadcasters. Delegates to the annual conventions also approved resolutions on public policy issues ranging from confronting communism to promoting racial justice to banning smoking on airplanes. In 1953, newly elected President Dwight D. Eisenhower met with NAE leaders in the White House to …

Shut the Door on Nuclear Testing

August 26, 2016 ...

A quarter century ago, a popular movement in Soviet-controlled Kazakhstan forced Moscow’s communist regime to halt nuclear weapons testing at proving grounds in their homeland where more than 456 explosions had contaminated the land and its people. The last Soviet nuclear test was on August 29, 1991 — a day now celebrated each year as …

Fixing Education Inequity Should Top Our National Agenda

August 18, 2016 ...

Two out of three American eighth graders can neither read nor do math at grade level. Schools serving low-income communities perform particularly poorly on a whole range of measurable outcomes including language, reading, and mathematics — critical skills for performing well and succeeding in society. Read the full article at Sojourners.

Faith in the Voting Booth?

June 30, 2016 ...

While disagreements on the issues are expected, and indeed helpful in stimulating debate, policy differences have not been the center of attention in this year’s campaigns. Rather, the campaigns have highlighted the character flaws of the opposing candidates. In turn, some candidates’ appeals to fear, anger, and prejudice have tested the character of the voters. …