Supreme Court Denies Appeal of Pandemic Restrictions on Churches

July 31, 2020 ...

“This is a disappointing decision,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Churches should support necessary and equitable regulations that apply across the board, but cannot accept double standards that favor casinos over churches.” Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, most churches have voluntarily taken significant steps to protect parishioners …

John Jenkins | Learning from the Black Church

July 15, 2020 ...

NAE President Walter Kim and Pastor Jenkins also discuss: Why the most recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others have stirred people in new way; How Pastor Jenkins’ church approaches collaboration with churches of different ethnicities; How to respond to narratives like “anyone can pull themselves up by the bootstraps”; and What is …

Remember Those in Prison During COVID-19

July 15, 2020 ...

Walter Kim, NAE president, joined with other leaders to urge Congress to pass the Safer Detention Action to protect the most vulnerable people behind bars and reduce the risks associated with COVID-19 outbreaks. Read the letter.

The Long Obedience of Racial Justice

July 10, 2020 ...

On the other hand, I recall a ride with an African American taxi driver who grew up in Charlottesville. He recalled, without venom or vengeance, countless episodes of racism. The cruelty he suffered and the consequent disparities of life are part of growing up black in Charlottesville. Read the full article at Christianity Today.

Supreme Court Affirms Rights of Religious Schools on Employment

July 9, 2020 ...

The decision upholds the constitutional doctrine known as the “ministerial exception” to civil rights employment claims. The doctrine was first established in Hosanna Tabor in 2012, and is part of a line of cases decided under what the Supreme Court called “principles of church autonomy.” The Supreme Court rejected the Ninth Circuit’s decision that limited …

Evangelical Leaders Encourage Participation in Census

July 7, 2020 ...

“Census data impact decisions at the national, state, tribal and local levels — from congressional representation to the allocation of billions of dollars,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “A full count helps distribute resources more equitably, which is why many churches, denominations and organizations promote participation.” Deborah Pegues, best-selling author …

Supreme Court Prohibits Discrimination Against Religion in Public Benefit Programs

July 1, 2020 ...

Like over half the states in the United States, Montana has a constitutional provision known as a “Blaine Amendment” that bars state aid to religious organizations. Based on that provision, the Department of Revenue prohibited the use of the scholarship funds by students attending religious schools, while they allowed scholarship funds to be applied other …