Will Evangelical Leaders Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

February 26, 2021 ...

Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “While some have concerns about the newness of the vaccine, possible side effects or efficacy, a careful look at the science behind the vaccines is convincing and the Christian ethic to love is compelling.” Kim recently hosted a podcast conversation with Dr. Francis Collins, director …

Equality Act Lacks Religious Freedom Protections

February 25, 2021 ...

While the Equality Act offers protections for LGBT individuals, its current form threatens to turn houses of worship and other religious spaces into “public accommodations” subject to intrusive government intervention, in violation of the First Amendment. Where these new rights conflict with the rights of religious people, the Equality Act offers no protection and explicitly removes the existing protection of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.    “Instead of offering …

Evangelical Leaders Say the Bible Influences Their Views on Foreign Policy

January 28, 2021 ...

“Evangelicals take seriously Scripture’s calls to care for the vulnerable and to love our neighbors, and we recognize that ‘neighbor’ extends to those on the opposite side of the globe,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Many leaders noted that they don’t believe the Bible gives specific instructions regarding policies with foreign countries, but does offer principles of engagement. Bryan Chapell, stated clerk of …

For the Health of the Nation

January 6, 2021 ...

For more than a decade, evangelical Christians across the political spectrum have used “For the Health of the Nation” to apply biblical principles to complex issues. As a resource for Christian discipleship, it is designed to encourage thoughtful evangelical engagement as we work together for the health of the nation. The document has been the …

Commitment to Unity Is What the Church Needs Most

January 5, 2021 ...

“The lines of division have never been so wide in our country. Polarization is like powerful magnets throughout our ideological spectrum. They pull us apart and clump us into tribes. We have a hard time breaking away from the magnetic security of being with like-minded people, who reinforce our like-mindedness. Efforts to move towards others …

NAE Condemns Burnings at Black Churches

December 17, 2020 ...

“Words fail to communicate the anguish we feel for our brothers and sisters in Christ,” said Walter Kim, NAE president. “No church should see its signs or banners burned in a video online. The recurring trauma experienced by African Americans in this country is heart breaking. Not even their church buildings are exempt from harm.” …