Dreamers Need Permanent Legal Protections

June 18, 2020 ...

NAE President Walter Kim joined with other members of the Evangelical Immigration Table in advocating Congress to permanently resolve the situation for Dreamers. “We are thankful that, for now, the Supreme Court decision will allow continued protection for Dreamers.  Immigration policy is complex, and some aspects may be controversial. But embracing the Dreamers who have …

Protecting Prisoners, Detainees and Guards from COVID-19

June 1, 2020 ...

A letter to congressional leadership on conditions for prisoners included proposals to: expand eligibility for compassionate release in the federal prison system; use digital programming; increase reentry funding; and discontinue penalizing second-chance entrepreneurs. The NAE also joined with the Evangelical Immigration Table and another group of immigrant advocates in writing the Department of Homeland Security …

Seeking a Free, Fair and Safe Election Despite COVID-19

May 11, 2020 ...

NAE President Walter Kim and NAE Vice President Galen Carey joined with 20 other Christian leaders in encouraging members of Congress to include sufficient funds in the next CARES Act that would enable states to prepare for the 2020 primary and general elections. Kim said, “As Christians, we believe in a just society that preserves …

Borrowers Need Protection in COVID-19 Crisis

May 11, 2020 ...

As part of the Faith for Just Lending coalition, the National Association of Evangelicals asks Congress to include protections of the Military Lending Act, including a 36 percent rate cap, in the next stimulus bill to cover all new loans made to Americans during the coronavirus pandemic crisis. Congress should also pass the Veterans and …

NAE, Catholic Bishops Support New START

September 2, 2019 ...

The treaty, which the U.S. Senate ratified in 2010, limits the number and types of nuclear weapons that Russia and the United States may deploy, and provides for inspection visits to verify treaty compliance.  Unless extended, the treaty will expire on February 4, 2021. The United States and Russia possess more than 90 percent of …

Reinvigorate the Refugee Resettlement Program

July 23, 2019 ...

The letter to the president notes that the refugee resettlement program has long been a lifeline for persecuted religious minorities, including Christians from countries such as Iraq, Iran and Syria. The letter concludes, “We urge you to reinvigorate the U.S. refugee resettlement program, not dismantle it. It is a lifeline for those fleeing persecution — …

Inhumane Conditions for Migrant Children Are Unacceptable

June 27, 2019 ...

“As evangelical Christians, we believe that all people — regardless of their country of origin or legal status — are made in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect. Overcrowded and unsanitary conditions are inappropriate for anyone in detention, but particularly for children, who are uniquely vulnerable. Jesus reserves some …

Significant Religious Freedom Concerns on The Equality Act

May 7, 2019 ...

If the measure became law, many religious schools and charities would have to change their faith-based policies and practices, or face sanctions that could force them to close their doors. Before the House voted on the legislation, NAE President Leith Anderson joined a letter to members of Congress expressing concern over the consequences to religious …

Seeking Repeal of the New Parking Tax on Church and Nonprofits

November 13, 2018 ...

NAE President Leith Anderson joined a coalition letter to members of Congress calling for the repeal of this new tax on churches and nonprofits. Leaders of over 30 organizations signed the letter. The letter says in part: Whatever purpose Section 512(a)(7) was intended to serve cannot justify extracting $1.7 billion in taxes from nonprofits and …

Evangelical Leaders Urge President Trump to Keep Families Together

June 1, 2018 ...

Dear Mr. President: As evangelical leaders representing tens of thousands of local churches, campus communities, and ministries we are concerned that the new “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S.-Mexico border, recently announced by Attorney General Sessions and being implemented by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, has had the effect of …