U.S. Department of Education Upholds Religious Freedom for College Students

September 10, 2020 ...

Walter Kim, NAE president, said, “The right to assemble together based on religiously informed beliefs is foundational to a tolerant and truly pluralistic society. This right includes the ability to choose leaders who support the distinctive religious tenets of our groups.” The NAE has long advocated for regulations that protect the Constitutional rights of student …

How Evangelicals Come to Faith

September 3, 2020 ...

“Throughout the Bible the family is central to God’s vision for human beings and society,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. “As expected, family plays a foundational role in introducing the next generation to Jesus Christ. At the same time, evangelism beyond family is critical, especially in a post-Christian world.” In …

Supreme Court Denies Appeal of Pandemic Restrictions on Churches

July 31, 2020 ...

“This is a disappointing decision,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Churches should support necessary and equitable regulations that apply across the board, but cannot accept double standards that favor casinos over churches.” Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, most churches have voluntarily taken significant steps to protect parishioners …

Supreme Court Affirms Rights of Religious Schools on Employment

July 9, 2020 ...

The decision upholds the constitutional doctrine known as the “ministerial exception” to civil rights employment claims. The doctrine was first established in Hosanna Tabor in 2012, and is part of a line of cases decided under what the Supreme Court called “principles of church autonomy.” The Supreme Court rejected the Ninth Circuit’s decision that limited …

Evangelical Leaders Encourage Participation in Census

July 7, 2020 ...

“Census data impact decisions at the national, state, tribal and local levels — from congressional representation to the allocation of billions of dollars,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “A full count helps distribute resources more equitably, which is why many churches, denominations and organizations promote participation.” Deborah Pegues, best-selling author …

Supreme Court Prohibits Discrimination Against Religion in Public Benefit Programs

July 1, 2020 ...

Like over half the states in the United States, Montana has a constitutional provision known as a “Blaine Amendment” that bars state aid to religious organizations. Based on that provision, the Department of Revenue prohibited the use of the scholarship funds by students attending religious schools, while they allowed scholarship funds to be applied other …

Title VII Decision Leaves Unanswered Questions

June 15, 2020 ...

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination by employers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. When Congress included the word “sex” in Title VII, Americans thought their representatives were creating a level playing field for women in the workplace. These recent cases before the Supreme Court …