NAE Launches Search for Next President

February 1, 2019 ...

Leith Anderson, who has served as the organization’s president since 2006 after twice serving as interim president, plans to retire at the end of 2019. The NAE Board of Directors has been preparing for this transition for several years through a detailed presidential succession plan. The NAE president is a key leadership position for the …

Congress Approves First Step Toward Criminal Justice Reform

December 21, 2018 ...

“The First Step Act responds to longstanding concerns that have been expressed by the National Association of Evangelicals and others about the overuse of incarceration and the destructive impact of prison life,” said Galen Carey, NAE vice president of government relations. The measure strengthens rehabilitation programming in federal prisons, so that inmates are better prepared …

Treasury Issues Parking Tax Guidelines

December 12, 2018 ...

For 2018, tax-exempt organizations will be able to use any reasonable method to calculate the expenses that are subject to the new tax. The NAE is grateful for efforts by the department to minimize the impact on churches and nonprofits by allowing changes made by March 31, 2019, to be applied retroactively. The action by …

Congress Should Repeal Church Parking Tax Now

November 29, 2018 ...

If not repealed, this provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will impose new burdens and costs on charities that are already coping with reduced tax incentives for charitable giving. The provision also threatens an entanglement of government and the Internal Revenue Service in the internal operations of churches and other religious …

NAE Laments Synagogue Shooting

October 31, 2018 ...

“Words of dismay and lament flow to the synagogue and Jewish community of Pittsburgh and beyond. Our hearts are broken. Tears outnumber words,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. The NAE remembers the cry of the Prophet Jeremiah: A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to …

Andrew Brunson Released From Prison in Turkey

October 17, 2018 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) joins with the EPC, an NAE member denomination, and Christians everywhere in celebrating his release and return. The NAE thanks President Donald Trump; Vice President Mike Pence; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback; and Senators Lindsey Graham, Jean Shaheen and Thom Tillis for …

NAE Welcomes Masterpiece Decision

June 5, 2018 ...

“This decision is a win not just for Jack Phillips, but for all Americans who care about freedom of conscience and religion,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “Government must not demonize the religion or religious beliefs of its citizens.” A Colorado commissioner had compared Phillips’ religious opposition to same-sex marriage to Nazis who operated concentration …

Evangelicals Call for Prayer for Peace on Korean Peninsula

March 27, 2018 ...

“Evangelicals have long been concerned about religious persecution and other human rights violations in North Korea, as well as the destabilizing impact of North Korea’s nuclear program,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Now we face the possibility of a war in which many thousands, and perhaps millions of civilians, …