U.S. Should Seek to De-escalate Tensions With Iran

February 27, 2020 ...

“U.S. evangelical leaders are concerned with peace and security in Iran and throughout the Middle East,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Many know Iranian Christians and churches, and lament the widespread suffering among Iranian people. Our leaders know that the situation with Iran is complex and reject simplistic answers.” …

Are Santa Claus & the Easter Bunny Welcome at Church?

December 17, 2019 ...

“Christmas and Easter are the historic holidays of Christian faith,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Both have been commercialized in America. Personally, I choose to keep both centered on Jesus, because he is bigger and better than all the distractions. But, it is interesting to learn the range of …

In Political Conversations, Evangelical Leaders Don’t Seek to Persuade Others

December 2, 2019 ...

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “In general, evangelical leaders value relationships over political positions. They do have opinions, and they seek to maintain both positions and relationships. It is also clear that evangelical leaders seek to be publicly nonpartisan.” Many of the evangelical leaders surveyed noted that with the …

International Treaties on Nuclear Weapons Should Be Strengthened

October 30, 2019 ...

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “Evangelicals believe the Bible, and the Bible calls us to seek peace. Limiting the proliferation of nuclear weapons and praying for reductions in nuclear weapons is rooted in the peace-priority of Scripture and makes common sense.” Other evangelical leaders expressed their support for stronger …

Most Have Not Made Funeral Plans, But Think They Should

September 4, 2019 ...

“Planning for funerals shouldn’t be limited to the elderly and to a distant date. Some die young. Death comes by surprise. Advance planning can be a gift and blessing to those who are shocked and grieving,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “I have 100 percent chance of dying,” said …

Churches Take Steps to Increase Security

June 27, 2019 ...

“Places of worship should be safe spaces for everyone,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. “Many churches are adopting new security measures so that they will continue to be places where people in their communities feel welcome and safe.” Many evangelical leaders who responded to the survey provided detailed descriptions of …

Evangelical Leaders Share Paid Family Leave Policies

June 10, 2019 ...

“The Bible affirms both family and work life,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “For many evangelical leaders, that translates into how their ministries consider family leave policies. And many want to do more for families, particularly for families who welcome a new child.” First Church of God in Columbus, …

Evangelical Organizations Offer Confidential Ways to Report Misconduct

March 1, 2019 ...

“Ministry organizations recognize the threat and reality of real and potential sexual misconduct. It’s impressive that so many have set up systems to report,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “Confidential reporting systems are good but only part of what needs to be done. How reports are handled is really important. Many organizations need outside help …