100+ City Bless Your Pastor Tour to Address Growing Challenges for Many Pastors, Churches

May 10, 2021 ...

The NAE’s national research shows that pastors are facing personal and church financial challenges: 90% of pastors are experiencing financial stress (which has increased since COVID-19). 83% of pastors are providing both in person and online worship services to care for their flock. 60% of pastors receive no retirement, health care or employee benefits. 50% …

Advocating for Vulnerable Families in Oklahoma | May 18

April 27, 2021 ...

Adrian Hinkle, vice president of academic affairs at Southwestern Christian University, and Eric Costanzo, pastor of South Tulsa Baptist Church, will offer a framework and basis for considering bipartisan solutions to complex issues. You’ll also hear from John Lepine, principal of Crossover Preparatory Academy in North Tulsa, and Deni Fholer, president of Isaiah 58 In …

Senate, House Introduce Bipartisan Border Solutions

April 26, 2021 ...

“The Bible, as a book shaped by the immigrant experience of God’s people, calls upon Christians to advocate on behalf of those facing human rights violations globally,” said Walter Kim, NAE president. “We believe all people are made in the image of God and deserve the opportunity to thrive in a safe and secure environment. The concerning surge at the border …

Improving the Asylum Application Process at the Border

April 21, 2021 ...

In response to this issue, Senator Cornyn and Senator Sinema introduced a bill that strengthens the asylum system and expedites processing in a way that prioritizes service to those most in need while discouraging applications from those who do not have valid asylum claims. In a letter, Walter Kim, NAE president, and Galen Carey, NAE …

How Institutions Can Advance Racial Reconciliation

April 21, 2021 ...

Suddenly, I was a stranger in a strange land. What transpired at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 made millions feel like strangers in a strange land. How could this happen in America? Many factors complicate the assessment of that day, but the challenges of race are involved. We have certainly come a long way …

Raymond Chang | Understanding the Asian American Experience

April 15, 2021 ...

In this podcast hosted by NAE President Walter Kim, you’ll also gain understanding on: How the model minority myth and perpetual foreigner syndrome affect Asian Americans today; What unique contributions Asian Americans offer the Church; How to love and care for Asian American friends and neighbors; and A word of encouragement for those who are …

Advocating for Vulnerable Families

April 6, 2021 ...

This free NAE webinar can help you understand what is on the table and how you can be part of lifting millions out of poverty. Gabriel Salguero, pastor and coalition leader, and Kathryn Edin, one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, offered a framework and basis for considering bipartisan solutions to complex issues. Policy updates …

Closing the Citizenship Loophole for Adopted Children

March 31, 2021 ...

Walter Kim joined the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission with several other leaders to strongly urge Congress to pass a bipartisan bill —  The Adoptee Citizenship Act — to solve the innumerable problems faced by these adopted children. The Act will provide immediate citizenship to individuals already adopted by U.S. citizens.  

House Passes Pathway for Dreamers, Farm Workers

March 25, 2021 ...

“Prioritizing care for immigrants and vulnerable populations lies at the very core of biblical and moral values,” said Walter Kim, NAE president. “We commend the House’s action to remove party politics from issues affecting the well-being and security of immigrant populations, and we encourage the Senate to do the same as they mark up their own immigration bills.”  The American Dream and …