Abortion

January 1, 2010 ...

Quite simply, America has an abortion problem. Over one million abortions occur in the United States every year. [1] We find this number horrific, because it is not just a number. It represents more than a million human lives deliberately terminated every year. The Bible reveals God’s calling and care for persons before they are …

Immigration (Spanish version)

January 1, 2009 ...

Fundamentos Bíblicos La Discusión de la inmigración y de las políticas de inmigración del gobierno se debe comenzar con la verdad de que cada humano es hecho a imagen y semejanza de Dios (Génesis 1:26-28). Los inmigrantes son hechos a imagen de Dios y tienen valor supremo con el potencial para contribuir grandemente a la …

Immigration

January 1, 2009 ...

Biblical Foundations Discussion of immigration and government immigration policy must begin with the truth that every human being is made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-28). Immigrants are made in the image of God and have supreme value with the potential to contribute greatly to society. Jesus exemplifies respect toward others who are different …

An Evangelical Declaration Against Torture

January 1, 2007 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals Board of Directors adopted this statement in 2007. Executive Summary Introduction: From a Christian perspective, every human life is sacred. As evangelical Christians, recognition of this transcendent moral dignity is non-negotiable in every area of life, including our assessment of public policies. This commitment has been tested in the war …

Engaging and Empowering the Young Generation

January 1, 2006 ...

WHEREAS, the millennial generation, representing the largest teen population in American history, is immersed in a culture that discourages the recognition of our traditional Judeo-Christian heritage, adherence to strong moral values, and the importance of the local church; WHEREAS, the epidemic of young people leaving the evangelical Church indicates the need for committed and strategic …

Bioethics and Stem Cell Research

March 11, 2005 ...

Whereas biotechnology is one of the many moral challenges we face in the twenty-first century and those who employ these new technologies may be tempted to treat human beings as commodities. Whereas the National Association of Evangelicals declares it necessary to respond to this moral challenge by setting a clear framework addressing bioethics from an …

Faith Based Initiative

January 1, 2003 ...

WHEREAS charitable choice was added to the Community Services Block Grant Act in 1998 and to programs under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration in 2000; and WHEREAS in January 2001 the President signed Executive Orders 13198 and 13199 creating the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, as well as centers in …

Worldwide Religious Persecution

January 1, 2002 ...

“God created man in his own image.” Genesis 1:27-28 “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” Hebrews 13:3 “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This …

Charitable Choice

January 1, 2000 ...

GOVERNMENT FUNDING OF SOCIAL SERVICES by way of faith-based organizations is distinct from government funding of inherently religious practices. NAE believes that institutions of Church and state can be confined to their respective spheres, without doing violence to the Establishment Clause, if the benefits of a governmental program, secular in purpose, are made available on …

Refugee Protection and Care

January 1, 2000 ...

THIS COUNTRY’ S HISTORICAL COMMITMENT to freedom requires a responsible, generous, and compassionate policy toward refugees. Although religious and ethnic hatred around the world cannot be solved simply by good refugee policy, care for the refugees created by those problems is a natural Christian response. The May 17, 1999, report of the Advisory Committee on …