Letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius

June 11, 2012 ...

Dear Secretary Sebelius: As leaders and supporters of faith based service organizations, we write to express our grave concern about the two-class concept of religious organizations that has been created by your department and other federal agencies in connection with contraceptives/abortifacients mandate of the health insurance regulations for preventive services for women. Our organizations, and …

Toward a Robust and Effective Arms Trade Treaty

May 22, 2012 ...

Dear President Obama: We are writing to encourage you and your administration to spare no effort to seize the historic opportunity to negotiate a robust, bullet-proof Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) this July at the United Nations in New York. Thousands of civilians around the globe are slaughtered each year by weapons that are sold, transferred …

Rules on Conflict Minerals

May 8, 2012 ...

Dear Chairman Miller and Members of the Subcommittee, As you meet to review implementation of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, please press the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue final rules governing disclosure requirements for companies that purchase conflict minerals. American evangelicals have a long record of generous …

Violence Against Women Act

May 7, 2012 ...

Dear Chairman Smith and Ranking Member Conyers, On behalf of the undersigned faith leaders and faith-based organizations concerned about victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and other forms of violence, we write to express our concerns about Title VIII of H.R. 4970, legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which we …

Pastoral Letter on Marriage Relationships Ministry

April 17, 2012 ...

Dear Fellow Evangelical Clergy, Recent cultural trends and legal changes in marriage, families, relationships and sexual behavior have raised new challenges in our practice of pastoral ministry. As evangelical Protestant pastors who are committed to the Bible as our rule of faith and practice, we seek guidance in dealing with these challenges. The following list …

Marriage and Religious Freedom

January 12, 2012 ...

An Open Letter from Religious Leaders in the United States to All Americans Dear Friends: The promotion and protection of marriage — the union of one man and one woman as husband and wife — is a matter of the common good and serves the wellbeing of the couple, of children, of civil society and …

Letter to President on Contraception Mandate

December 21, 2011 ...

Dear Mr. President: We write to express our deep concern about the contraceptives mandate in the health insurance regulations, and about the “religious employer” exemption that is so narrow that it does not protect most faith-based organizations. We write to you specifically as organizations and leaders that are not part of the Catholic community. We …

Letter to Governors on Childhood Obesity

September 21, 2011 ...

Dear Governor, We are writing to you as national leaders of America’s faith community to strongly urge you to implement Coordinated School Health (CSH) statewide to address the childhood obesity epidemic. As a result of our work with the Campaign for Healthy Kids and Faith United to End Childhood Obesity, a consensus has grown to …

Poverty-focused International Aid Letter

March 2, 2011 ...

Dear Senator: As religious and faith-based organization leaders, we are extremely concerned about the disproportionate cuts to life-saving and cost-effective programs in the Fiscal Year 2011 spending measure passed by the House of Representatives. The cuts reverse broad bipartisan support behind these programs and jeopardize lives across the world. Our faith tradition calls on us …