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 …

Protect the Religious Freedom of California Religious Institutions

September 25, 2017 ...

Dear Governor Brown: The undersigned faith groups are each dynamically present as faith-based nonprofit employers in the state of California. We write collectively to urge you to veto AB 569 (Gonzalez Fletcher), which would adversely and unnecessarily impact our effectiveness in serving the people of California by subjecting us to potential costly and irresponsible legal …

Religious Minorities in Sudan Need Protection

June 29, 2017 ...

Dear Secretary Tillerson, As the State Department is currently focused on analyzing the actions of the Government of Sudan and the future of U.S. policy, we urge you to consider issues relating to religious freedom and the persecution of religious minorities in Sudan as part of any strategic review relating to U.S. policy. A substantial …

Protect Iraqi Christians From Deportation

June 19, 2017 ...

Dear Secretary Kelly, We write urgently and with grave concern that Christians will be removed from the United States to face potential persecution, and even death, in the Middle East. The United States has officially recognized that Christians and other religious minorities are the victims of genocide in Iraq yet the United States is reportedly …

Protect Foreign Assistance

March 16, 2017 ...

Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and Minority Leader Pelosi, As Christian leaders, it’s an honor to represent dedicated and faithful citizens living in every congressional district in this country.  We’re writing to share our support for the International Affairs Budget that every day brings hope to poor, hungry, vulnerable and displaced …

Evangelical Leaders Publish Pro-Refugee Letter in Washington Post

February 8, 2017 ...

The letter, organized by World Relief, was published this morning as a full page ad in The Washington Post and included notable signatories, such as authors Tim and Kathy Keller, Bill and Lynne Hybels, and Ann Voskamp, among others. “While politicians debate and courts deliberate, we are Christians who pray for refugees,” Anderson said. World Relief …

Letter to President Trump on Executive Order on Refugees

January 29, 2017 ...

Dear President Trump and Vice President Pence, As evangelical Christians, we are guided by the Bible to be particularly concerned for the plight of refugees, individuals who have been forced to flee their countries because of the threat of persecution. Evangelical churches and ministries have long played a key role in welcoming, resettling, and assisting …

Letter to UNESCO on Temple Mount

October 24, 2016 ...

Dear Ambassador Ülker: As you meet on the 68th United Nations Day to discuss UNESCO Draft Decision Item 25 (200 EX/PX/DR.25.2 Rev.), please consider the impact your decision may have on inter-religious cooperation. The United Nations was founded to promote peace, justice and human rights. The U.N. Charter commits its members “to practice tolerance and …

Letter to Congress on Conscience Protection Act

April 19, 2016 ...

Dear Representative: We represent millions of Americans and tens of thousands of health care professionals with a profound concern about abortion, and particularly about the conscience rights of health care professionals and facilities. Federal laws protecting conscientious objection to abortion have been approved for decades by Congresses and presidents of both parties. Even many “pro-choice” …