Keep Chaplain Protections in National Defense Authorization Act

December 14, 2012 ...

The Honorable John Boehner U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Boehner, As conferees reconcile the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act, please ask them to retain sections 536 and 537, which are included in the House bill. These sections protect the religious freedom of military chaplains and service …

A Christian Case for Affordable Prison Phone Rates

November 30, 2012 ...

Persons who are incarcerated face severe constraints on their mobility, communications and potential for developing healthy relationships. In part, this is by design: Prison is a form of punishment, and is meant to be a deterrent to unlawful behavior. But being sentenced to serve time behind bars does not erase the human dignity that derives …

An Evangelical Perspective on Criminal Justice Reform

October 11, 2012 ...

There is no whitewash; the full range of human depravity is on display. Murder, rape, armed robbery, abuse, slavery, betrayal, adultery, violence, greed, deception — it’s all there. The Bible is clear that all human beings are sinners and, apart from Jesus Christ, are incapable of reaching their God-given potential. Evangelicals are also people known …

The Need for a Strong Arms Trade Treaty

June 26, 2012 ...

Later I joined the staff of World Relief, an evangelical relief and development agency, where I resettled refugees fleeing persecution and violence in war-torn regions. Their heart-wrenching stories left an indelible impression, and a determination to do what I could to reduce the level of senseless violence that continues to plague so many parts of …

Statement on the Use of Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails

June 15, 2012 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), representing 40 denominations with 45,000 congregations, as well as evangelical organizations, schools, and ministries with millions of constituents, commends Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Graham, and the Subcommittee members for holding this important hearing on solitary confinement. The NAE has long advocated for the humane treatment of prisoners. We recognize …

The State of Religious Freedom in America

June 5, 2012 ...

Religious freedom is “both historically and logically at the foundation of the American experiment…Because human beings are responsible to God, these [first amendment] guarantees are crucial to the exercise of their God-given freedom.” The NAE makes clear in “For the Health of the Nation” that evangelicals promote and defend religious freedom not only for ourselves, …

Rules on Conflict Minerals

May 8, 2012 ...

Dear Chairman Miller and Members of the Subcommittee, As you meet to review implementation of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, please press the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue final rules governing disclosure requirements for companies that purchase conflict minerals. American evangelicals have a long record of generous …