Religious Minorities in Sudan Need Protection

June 29, 2017 ...

Dear Secretary Tillerson, As the State Department is currently focused on analyzing the actions of the Government of Sudan and the future of U.S. policy, we urge you to consider issues relating to religious freedom and the persecution of religious minorities in Sudan as part of any strategic review relating to U.S. policy. A substantial …

Justice Declaration

June 20, 2017 ...

Because the good news of Jesus Christ calls the Church to advocate (or “be a witness”) for biblical truth and to care for the vulnerable, we, His followers, call for a justice system that is fair and redemptive for all. The Church has both the unique ability and unparalleled capacity to confront the staggering crisis …

U.S. Should Continue Foreign Aid

May 17, 2017 ...

Poverty-focused international aid — often administered through faith-based organizations — addresses a host of public health, disaster relief and food security issues, and promotes religious freedom and human rights. “Our national generosity makes me proud to be an American,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “When visiting some of the …

Responding to Religious Freedom Executive Order

May 4, 2017 ...

We welcome the promise, repeated today, that religious organizations will not be required to provide drugs that may act as abortifacients and services that violate their commitment to protect all human life. Now we call on the administration to promptly issue revised regulations and resolve lingering legal disputes over this issue. Most evangelical leaders do …

Pastors Shouldn’t Endorse Politicians

March 29, 2017 ...

“Evangelicals emphasize evangelism, and pastors often avoid controversies that might take priority over the gospel message,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Most pastors I know don’t want to endorse politicians. They want to focus on teaching the Bible.” William Bohline, founding pastor of Hosanna! Lutheran Church, said, “The pulpit …

Religious Freedom is for Non-Christians Too

February 28, 2017 ...

In this survey, evangelical leaders deviate from the general American population that places a higher priority on preserving the religious freedom of some groups rather than others. “Evangelical leaders believe religious freedom is a basic human right for all people, and that protecting the religious freedom for people of other faiths is protecting their own …

Top Policy Issues of 2017

February 13, 2017 ...

While the open-ended question led to a variety of answers, 63 percent of evangelical leaders named religious freedom and 46 percent listed immigration/refugees when answering, “What will be the most important public policy issues for evangelicals to address in 2017?” “If the first weeks under the new administration are any indication, evangelical leaders accurately identified …