Letter to Senators on Chemical Safety Bill

April 24, 2015 ...

The Honorable James Inhofe, Chairman The Honorable Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member The United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works 410 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510-6175 Re: S. 697 and Unborn Children Dear Senators: Thank you for your service to our nation. As Christians, we are called by God to love our …

Letter to Add Smarter Sentencing Act to Agenda

April 21, 2015 ...

Dear Chairmen Grassley and Goodlatte and Ranking Members Leahy and Conyers: We are writing to voice our support for the Smarter Sentencing Act (SSA, S. 502/H.R. 920) and to request that you include sentencing reform in your immediate Committee mark-up agendas. Crime causes harm at multiple levels of society and demands accountability. Punishment should be …

Statement on Persecuted Church

March 5, 2015 ...

We call on evangelical Christians to engage in sustained prayer for those whose lives are threatened and especially for the family members of the martyrs who have been brutally killed. We ask evangelicals to give generously toward the needs of refugees and for the rebuilding of shattered communities. We pray that our leaders will have …

Proposed Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Ruling

July 16, 2014 ...

Statement on Senate Bill 2578 Most evangelicals support the responsible use of contraception that does not lead to abortion. So when our government sets a goal of increasing public access to contraception, we are not in principle opposed. We do not object to including contraception other than abortifacients in employee health insurance policies, provided that …

Pledge of Solidarity and Call to Action for Religious Freedom in the Middle East

May 7, 2014 ...

Facts In today’s Middle East, the majority of the Christian faith communities, which include Orthodox, Catholics, and Protestants, suffer violence, abuse and injustice from extremist Islamic forces by virtue of being Christian. Now facing an existential threat to their presence in the lands where Christianity has its roots, the Churches in the Middle East fear …

NAE Affirms World Relief’s Marriage Policy

March 26, 2014 ...

Established as the humanitarian arm of the National Associations of Evangelicals in 1944, World Relief mobilizes local churches to serve the most vulnerable worldwide through core strategies such as economic development, community health, disaster relief, and refugee resettlement. World Relief is committed to the principles of the Christian faith as expressed in the Bible, including …

Limit the Use of Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails

February 25, 2014 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), representing more than 45,000 congregations from 40 denominations, as well as nondenominational congregations, evangelical organizations, schools, and ministries with millions of constituents, commends Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Cruz, and the Subcommittee members for holding this important new hearing. The Subcommittee’s 2012 hearing brought to light important evidence on the …

Statement on Syrian Refugee Crisis

January 7, 2014 ...

The conflict in Syria has created one of the world’s most pressing humanitarian situations in decades and has become a serious threat to peace and security in the region. Since 2011, more than 100,000 people have been killed [1] as a result of the conflict and more than six million people have been internally displaced …

Letter to Congress on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

September 12, 2013 ...

Dear Representative, As you determine the policies and appropriations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), please maintain this vital program at or near its current level of funding, and refrain from enacting policies that could damage our most vulnerable citizens. We are especially concerned about proposals that would limit food aid for some recipients …