The Circle of Protection is composed of more than 65 heads of denominations, relief and development agencies, and other Christian organizations. The National Association of Evangelicals is a key partner of the Circle of Protection group.

The Circle of Protection works to protect vital programs for people in or near poverty in the United States and around the world. The group is committed to resisting budget cuts that undermine the lives, dignity and rights of poor and vulnerable people. The Circle of Protection advocates on behalf of hungry and poor people through meeting with members of Congress, praying, fasting and telling their stories.

Since its formation, more than 5,000 other pastors and church leaders have signed on to the Circle of Protection’s principles, which states, “As Christian leaders, we are committed to fiscal responsibility and shared sacrifice. We are also committed to resist budget cuts that undermine the lives, dignity, and rights of poor and vulnerable people. Therefore, we join with others to form a Circle of Protection around programs that meet the essential needs of hungry and poor people at home and abroad.”

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