Let the Poverty Debates Begin!

August 6, 2015 ...

We were tired of the old stereotypes and partisan divisions where both sides blame the other and nothing gets done. Instead, we sought to identify common sense ideas that capture the insights and win the support of faith and community leaders and policymakers across divisions of race and religion, party and ideology. Read the full …

Letter to Senators on Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision

July 15, 2014 ...

Dear Senator, As you work to improve access to health care for all Americans, please protect the health of our nation by preserving religious freedom for all Americans. The National Association of Evangelicals, representing 40 denominations and millions of members, opposes S.2578 and any legislation that would force some Americans to either violate their religious …

Letter to Senators on Smarter Sentencing Act

April 16, 2014 ...

Dear Senator, In 1983 the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), representing a broad range of evangelical denominations, churches, organizations and networks, lamented that “America’s prisons now have far more inmates than they were designed to hold.”1 We called for alternative sentences for nonviolent offenders and endorsed legislation that would focus on victim restitution and offender rehabilitation. …

Moving Immigration Reform Forward

March 20, 2014 ...

Last June the Senate passed an immigration reform bill on a bipartisan, 68-32 vote. In the House of Representatives, the Judiciary Committee has passed five immigration bills, with several others still in development, each addressing a particular aspect of immigration reform. These need to be brought to the House floor for debate and passage. House leadership …

Limit the Use of Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails

February 25, 2014 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), representing more than 45,000 congregations from 40 denominations, as well as nondenominational congregations, evangelical organizations, schools, and ministries with millions of constituents, commends Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Cruz, and the Subcommittee members for holding this important new hearing. The Subcommittee’s 2012 hearing brought to light important evidence on the …