Economic and Cultural Renewal

January 1, 1999 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) supports in principle the vision of economic and cultural renewal through private organizations, and supports legislative initiatives targeted at community renewal, economic empowerment, and educational opportunities for low-income families. As a means of encouraging economic development and promoting effective private compassion, NAE urges careful consideration of the following three …

Pornography and Obscenity

January 1, 1998 ...

Because of our sin, we as individuals and as a nation continue to experience a decline in moral values and beliefs. Our sinful behavior has resulted in increasing rates of unmarried adolescent and adult sexual activity, the birth of children to unwed mothers, the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and decreasing marital fidelity. These are …

Declaration for Public Education

January 1, 1998 ...

Whereas, public schools were founded as one of the means of educating future generations to be capable of assuming their responsibilities as citizens, discover truth and develop moral character; Whereas, the churches and all people of faith have an opportunity to assist local schools and communities to secure a safe learning environment, academic excellence, meaningful …

Housing For the Least of These

January 1, 1998 ...

The epistle of James challenges Christians to social responsibility. It is not enough to say to a needy person, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” while neglecting his or her physical suffering and material needs. A living faith calls us to hold out boldly the hope of the gospel as we …

Ministry to Senior Adults

January 1, 1998 ...

Senior adults possess the capacity to grow spiritually and enrich the lives of others. Too few churches provide real resources for spiritual growth or provide senior adult ministries beyond recreational activities. Senior adults possess a wealth of experience and knowledge that is desperately needed by younger generations. This breadth of experience and knowledge can, and …

The Church’s Responsibility to Prisoners

January 1, 1997 ...

We therefore affirm the Church’s need to share the gospel with those in prison, to support and encourage, and be supported and encouraged by believers who are the “church-behind-the-walls,” and to support and encourage families impacted by incarceration and ex-prisoners as they complete their incarceration and re-enter society. NAE acknowledges that the people of God, …

Heeding the Call of the Poor

January 1, 1997 ...

“The Lord maintains the cause of the needy and executes justice for the poor. ” Psalm 140:12 Millions of sick, disabled and unemployed Americans, immigrants, and their children remain dependent on government assistance for survival. We have long maintained that many government programs, while meeting immediate needs, actually weaken families, destroy initiative, and trap people …

Worldwide Religious Persecution

January 1, 1996 ...

Facts The persecution of religious believers has become an increasingly tragic fact in today’s world. In many countries, moreover, Evangelical Protestants and Catholics have become special targets of reigns of terror initiated by authorities who feel threatened by Christian faith and worship. Such authorities, often motivated by anti-Western, anti-democratic ideologies, also persecute Christians as a …

Governmental Use of Missionary and Aid Workers

January 1, 1996 ...

In 1996, the CIA director declared that the ban on the use of journalists would be waived only in cases of “unique and special threats to national security.” The CIA has thus far not clarified the possibility of a clergy loophole circumventing the 1977 rules. Because lifting the ban would jeopardize all missionaries, church, relief, …

U.S. Foreign Aid and Humanitarian Assistance

January 1, 1995 ...

We support efforts to focus U.S. foreign aid on such programs as micro-enterprise development and child survival that have demonstrated the ability to make a real difference in the lives of those in need. We encourage the utilization of private, voluntary organizations such as our own World Relief Corporation, which can supplement U.S. government funds …