U.S. Foreign Aid and Humanitarian Assistance

January 1, 1995 ...

We support efforts to focus U.S. foreign aid on such programs as micro-enterprise development and child survival that have demonstrated the ability to make a real difference in the lives of those in need. We encourage the utilization of private, voluntary organizations such as our own World Relief Corporation, which can supplement U.S. government funds …

Health Care Reform

January 1, 1994 ...

The need for change seems evident. Health care inflation rates are nearly double that of general inflationary rates. In addition, it is troubling that so many Americans are without health insurance -­some voluntarily, others for short periods of time, still others due to unemployment and factors beyond their control, and millions because they are uninsurable. …

Racism

January 1, 1991 ...

However, beyond these public pronouncements, the evangelical community needs to do substantially more to address the insidious sin of racism. Recent distressing manifestations of racism in our nation should be of deep concern to all who are committed to the gospel of Christ, which transcends barriers of race and social class (1 Corinthians 12:13). Failure …

Stewardship

January 1, 1990 ...

Modern society is greatly concerned with the condition of the earth. Water and fuel supplies, pollution, the environment and other problems challenge us to find proper ways to deal with the world. The Bible reveals God as the creator and owner of the universe. Still, it teaches that each individual has a vitally important role …

Child Care and the Federal Government

January 1, 1989 ...

Contemporary America unfortunately tends to forget that children are a trust from the Lord. Numerous new problems have emerged, including a new wave of selfish materialism. Child abuse and neglect are increasing. Households headed by single parents are faced with added stress. Children are often used as pawns in custody battles. Social trends and economic …

Ministry to Persons with Disabilities

January 1, 1989 ...

Families with members who suffer from disabilities also experience other pressures that, when succumbed to, can result in a higher incidence of poverty, unemployment, family disintegration, substance abuse and suicide. Adding to the problem is the mobility of American families as they move and lose the support groups that are needed in times of personal …

Family Violence

January 1, 1988 ...

Domestic violence is evident in one out of ten families throughout the nation; Domestic violence ranges from physical brutality and sexual abuse to mental cruelty and neglect; Domestic violence is a pattern often perpetuated in the family from generation to generation; Domestic violence is no respecter of social class, economic status, educational achievement, age, sex, …

Christian Leaders and Family Life

January 1, 1988 ...

Studies done since 1984 by the NAE Task Force on the Family indicate that this situation has not improved but worsened. It is clear that Christian families are being touched by the same destructive forces as families outside the church. This is a condition that calls for action by the Christian community. Family life must …

Peace, Freedom and Human Rights

January 1, 1987 ...

Although most individuals yearn for peace, it seems as elusive as ever. In fact, war has become even more sinister because of twentieth century technology. Out choices, however, must not be limited to acquiescence to totalitarian power to life under the fear of nuclear destruction. We must search for achievable alternatives to such stark futures. …

Peace, Freedom and Security Studies

January 1, 1986 ...

Foreword We believe that Christians have a biblical responsibility to be peacemakers. But we also believe that Christians are obligated to support the social structures of freedom, especially religious liberty. These Guidelines provide the outlines for thoughtful obedience in both of those spheres of obligation. We are indebted to the hard work of many individuals …