Letter to the President on the Islamic State

August 26, 2014 ...

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, We are leaders of faith communities who are watching the escalating crisis in northern Iraq with mounting alarm. The Islamic State poses a serious genocidal threat to religious minorities in northern Iraq as well as Sunni and Shia Muslims …

Letter to Senators on Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision

July 15, 2014 ...

Dear Senator, As you work to improve access to health care for all Americans, please protect the health of our nation by preserving religious freedom for all Americans. The National Association of Evangelicals, representing 40 denominations and millions of members, opposes S.2578 and any legislation that would force some Americans to either violate their religious …

Letter to the President on Executive Order on Hiring Decisions

June 25, 2014 ...

The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America The White House Washington, DC 20500 by email, c/o Melissa Rogers, Executive Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Dear Mr. President: As leaders and supporters of faith-based service organizations, we ask that you include explicit religious freedom protections in any executive …

Letter to Senator Reid on Smarter Sentencing Act

June 5, 2014 ...

The Honorable Harry Reid U.S. Senate 522 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Reid: We are writing to urge you to advance the Smarter Sentencing Act (S. 1410), a bipartisan, bicameral bill that promotes more effective and just criminal sentencing without reducing public safety. Advancing this reasonable reform this year is both …

Letter to Senators on Smarter Sentencing Act

April 16, 2014 ...

Dear Senator, In 1983 the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), representing a broad range of evangelical denominations, churches, organizations and networks, lamented that “America’s prisons now have far more inmates than they were designed to hold.”1 We called for alternative sentences for nonviolent offenders and endorsed legislation that would focus on victim restitution and offender rehabilitation. …

Letter to the President on Pakistan

April 2, 2014 ...

Dear Mr. President, There is a crisis for religious freedom in Pakistan. Christians, as well as Shi’a Muslims, Ahmadi Muslims, Hindus and others face severe persecution at the hands of the government and militants. I respectfully ask that you name Pakistan as a “country of particular concern” under the International Religious Freedom Act. It is critically …

Letter to the President on Religious Freedom

February 26, 2014 ...

Dear Mr. President, As religious leaders we write to express our appreciation to you for lifting up the issue of international religious liberty in your recent address at the National Prayer Breakfast. We stand in solidarity with you in advancing this cause. We applaud your words in support of Pastor Saeed Abedini and Kenneth Bae. …

Letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Torture

February 7, 2014 ...

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein The Honorable Saxby Chambliss Chair and Ranking Member, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence 211 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 cc: All members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Dear Senators: Thank you for commissioning and overseeing a detailed multi-year study on the use of torture by the CIA. …