Pro-Life Brief Heads to Supreme Court

January 14, 2019 ...

In December, the National Association of Evangelicals joined an amicus brief in Commissioner of Indiana Department of Health v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Concerned Women for America, National Legal Foundation and Pacific Justice Institute on a cert petition to the U.S. Supreme Court appealing the 7th Circuit ruling.  The …

Congress Approves First Step Toward Criminal Justice Reform

December 21, 2018 ...

“The First Step Act responds to longstanding concerns that have been expressed by the National Association of Evangelicals and others about the overuse of incarceration and the destructive impact of prison life,” said Galen Carey, NAE vice president of government relations. The measure strengthens rehabilitation programming in federal prisons, so that inmates are better prepared …

Most Evangelical Leaders Increase Giving in December

December 19, 2018 ...

“Giving trends are interesting to watch, particularly as tax codes come and go,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. “Evangelical leaders, like many Americans, want to be generous, and December is a good time to give.” Dorothy Smith, national secretary for women’s ministries for The Salvation Army, said, “Many charitable groups …

Christians in a Politically Divided Country

December 15, 2018 ...

In this podcast, Galen Carey, NAE’s policy expert and advocate on Capitol Hill, covers: What the proper place of politics is for the Christian’s mind and experience; How to work in Washington when there is palpable division; Practical ideas to model civility; and What evangelical policy issues are most countercultural. Read a Portion of the …

Treasury Issues Parking Tax Guidelines

December 12, 2018 ...

For 2018, tax-exempt organizations will be able to use any reasonable method to calculate the expenses that are subject to the new tax. The NAE is grateful for efforts by the department to minimize the impact on churches and nonprofits by allowing changes made by March 31, 2019, to be applied retroactively. The action by …

Moral Character Very Important for Those Holding Public Office

December 3, 2018 ...

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “While watching a recent cable news program I heard one of the anchors say that ‘morality is over rated.’ As a Christian who believes the Bible, I disagree. Let’s give morality a high rating.” “Those who serve in political office are human. They are …

Congress Should Repeal Church Parking Tax Now

November 29, 2018 ...

If not repealed, this provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will impose new burdens and costs on charities that are already coping with reduced tax incentives for charitable giving. The provision also threatens an entanglement of government and the Internal Revenue Service in the internal operations of churches and other religious …

Seeking Repeal of the New Parking Tax on Church and Nonprofits

November 13, 2018 ...

NAE President Leith Anderson joined a coalition letter to members of Congress calling for the repeal of this new tax on churches and nonprofits. Leaders of over 30 organizations signed the letter. The letter says in part: Whatever purpose Section 512(a)(7) was intended to serve cannot justify extracting $1.7 billion in taxes from nonprofits and …

International Religious Freedom Act Turns 20

November 6, 2018 ...

In 1996, the NAE issued its Statement of Conscience on Worldwide Religious Persecution, calling on the United States to make religious freedom a priority goal of our foreign policy, to publish detailed reports on religious persecution, and to withhold aid from countries that continued to persecute. Each of these goals was addressed in the version …