Biotechnology and Bioethics

October 13, 2016 ...

While such developments in biotechnology hold immense legitimate promise for medicine and the greater good, they also raise profound moral questions. We are indebted to evangelical and other responsible bioethicists who study the ethical and moral implications of new biological and technological discoveries and the responsible use of biomedical advances, with particular emphasis on how …

Education Equity

October 13, 2016 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals has long encouraged American Christians to love all children as we love ourselves, to pray for children, educators and public schools, to build constructive relationships with local public schools, and to pursue avenues of support for those involved in public education and to encourage and disciple public school teachers, administrators …

Predatory Lending

January 1, 2014 ...

Scripture upholds principles of just and honest commerce, while prohibiting usury, exploitation and oppression of those in need. This includes predatory lending in which vulnerable people with immediate financial needs are lured into short-term, high interest loan agreements that are rolled over from paycheck to paycheck. In many cases annual interest and fees may exceed …

Allowing Natural Death

January 1, 2014 ...

Throughout the 20th century and continuing today, medical technology has developed systems that enable physicians to more effectively care for their patients and save lives that would otherwise result in death. However, this technology has also resulted in the possibility of prolonging the dying process beyond its normal course. This often causes great suffering, not …

Protecting the Freedom of Religious Organizations

March 8, 2012 ...

We respectfully ask President Obama to reconsider the plan to issue a new rule creating a group of religious organizations afforded accommodations, but not protection. We ask the President instead to amend the current exemption to include any objecting nonprofit organization that holds itself out to the public as religious and that engages in religious, …

Nuclear Weapons

January 1, 2011 ...

The world in 1986 was sharply divided between countries allied with either the United States or the Soviet Union. These two Cold War rivals possessed more than 65,000 nuclear warheads.[ii] Britain, France, China, India and Israel had also acquired nuclear weapons. The United States and the Soviet Union maintained many of their weapons on high …

Lowering the Debt, Raising the Poor

January 1, 2011 ...

The fiscal crisis has spiritual roots. The Bible counsels contentment with what we have (Luke 3:14, Hebrews 13:5) and generosity to those in need (Proverbs 22:9, 1 Timothy 6:18). We are told to pay taxes (Matthew 22:21, Romans 13:7). Persistent deficit spending, whether at the personal or national level, violates biblical teaching and leads to …

Abortion

January 1, 2010 ...

Quite simply, America has an abortion problem. Over one million abortions occur in the United States every year. [1] We find this number horrific, because it is not just a number. It represents more than a million human lives deliberately terminated every year. The Bible reveals God’s calling and care for persons before they are …

Immigration (Spanish version)

January 1, 2009 ...

Fundamentos Bíblicos La Discusión de la inmigración y de las políticas de inmigración del gobierno se debe comenzar con la verdad de que cada humano es hecho a imagen y semejanza de Dios (Génesis 1:26-28). Los inmigrantes son hechos a imagen de Dios y tienen valor supremo con el potencial para contribuir grandemente a la …

Immigration

January 1, 2009 ...

Biblical Foundations Discussion of immigration and government immigration policy must begin with the truth that every human being is made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-28). Immigrants are made in the image of God and have supreme value with the potential to contribute greatly to society. Jesus exemplifies respect toward others who are different …