Open Letter on Marriage

December 7, 2012 ...

Dear Friends, Marriage is the permanent and faithful union of one man and one woman. As such, marriage is the natural basis of the family. Marriage is an institution fundamental to the well-being of all of society, not just religious communities. As religious leaders across different faith communities, we join together and affirm our shared …

Open Letter on Immigration Reform

November 13, 2012 ...

Dear President Obama, Congratulations to you and your campaign team on your victory. Our nation faces many great challenges and opportunities. We pray that God will lead and guide your steps and provide you with wisdom during the years ahead. As evangelical leaders, we live every day with the reality that our immigration system doesn’t …

Letter to the United Nations on Aid to Sudan

September 21, 2012 ...

Dear Ambassador: We are deeply alarmed by the ongoing lack of full and unhindered access for international humanitarian aid agencies to all areas within the Sudanese states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, as well as Darfur. Despite a United Nations Security Council Resolution calling on the government of Sudan to immediately allow for such …

Protections for Religious Organizations in Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

June 19, 2012 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals, representing 40 denominations with approximately 45,000 congregations, as well as schools, missions, humanitarian organizations and other groups with a constituency of millions, submits these comments in response to the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR). While the ANPR asks various questions about the feasibility of implementing accommodations for religious organizations …

Statement on the Use of Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails

June 15, 2012 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), representing 40 denominations with 45,000 congregations, as well as evangelical organizations, schools, and ministries with millions of constituents, commends Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Graham, and the Subcommittee members for holding this important hearing on solitary confinement. The NAE has long advocated for the humane treatment of prisoners. We recognize …

Who’s Signed the Code?

June 1, 2012 ...

Among many others, the growing list of pastors includes: Matthew Barnett Angelus Temple Mark Batterson National Community Church Bishop Charles Blake West Angeles Church of God in Christ John Crosby Christ Presbyterian Church Saturnino Gonzalez Iglesia El Calvario Gordon Hugenberger Park Street Church Joel Hunter Northland, A Church Distributed Bill Hybels Willow Creek Community Church …

Code of Ethics for Pastors

June 1, 2012 ...

We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. (2 Corinthians 6:3) Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. (Philippians 1:27) All who are called by God to the ministry of the gospel solemnly commit to a life of joyful obedience and …

Código de Ética Para los Pastores

June 1, 2012 ...

Pase lo que pase, compórtense de una manera digna del evangelio de Cristo. Filipenses 1:27 Todos los que son llamados por Dios al ministerio del evangelio se comprometen solemnemente a una vida de obediencia alegre y de servicio altruista –un compromiso que glorifica a Dios y enriquece a su pueblo. Por este motivo, un ministro: …

Pass the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act

February 29, 2012 ...

This debate is not about contraception. More than 90 percent of evangelicals, including evangelical leaders, support responsible use of contraception. Most evangelicals also support making contraceptive services available through health insurance plans, where plan sponsors do not object on religious grounds. Where plan sponsors do object to providing particular products or services, plans would be …