Nuclear Weapons

January 1, 2011 ...

The world in 1986 was sharply divided between countries allied with either the United States or the Soviet Union. These two Cold War rivals possessed more than 65,000 nuclear warheads.[ii] Britain, France, China, India and Israel had also acquired nuclear weapons. The United States and the Soviet Union maintained many of their weapons on high …

Lowering the Debt, Raising the Poor

January 1, 2011 ...

The fiscal crisis has spiritual roots. The Bible counsels contentment with what we have (Luke 3:14, Hebrews 13:5) and generosity to those in need (Proverbs 22:9, 1 Timothy 6:18). We are told to pay taxes (Matthew 22:21, Romans 13:7). Persistent deficit spending, whether at the personal or national level, violates biblical teaching and leads to …

NAE Welcomes Executive Order on Faith-based Initiatives

November 18, 2010 ...

“Faith-based social service organizations are deeply rooted in our communities and often serve our most vulnerable citizens of all religions and none,” said Galen Carey, NAE’s Director of Government Affairs. “The government is right to partner with faith-based organizations that have expertise in solving community problems, such as hunger, poverty, homelessness and drug addiction. We …

Schwarzenegger v. Plata and Coleman

November 3, 2010 ...

A federal three-judge panel found California prisons to be grossly overcrowded and ordered a reduction in prison population to 137.5 percent of design capacity. In Schwarzenegger v. Plata and Coleman, the Schwarzenegger administration appealed to the Supreme Court regarding the three-judge panel’s decision to release prisoners. The NAE has joined with Prison Fellowship and a …

My Conversion to Church Planting

September 22, 2010 ...

Arriving early to teach a seminary class I was a little annoyed by a poster leftover from the previous class: The most effective way to reach people for Jesus Christ in our generation is to start new churches. For weeks afterward I couldn’t get this out of my mind. Finally, God convinced me, and I …

Some Evangelical Leaders Drink; Most Don’t

May 1, 2010 ...

“Alcohol and its effects have been a major challenge in American society,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals. “Just as society has dealt with it, as evidenced in the 18th and 21st amendments, so have evangelicals looked at how to appropriately interact with alcohol.” Although no explanations were requested by the …

Low Power FM Radio Bill Passes House

December 14, 2009 ...

December 14, 2009 Dear Representatives: We, as leaders representing many diverse religious traditions, urge you to vote in support of H.R. 1147, the Local Community Radio Act of 2009. H.R. 1147, introduced by Representatives Mike Doyle and Lee Terry will help increase the number of Low Power FM radio stations in our country. We are …

NAE Approves Resolution Supporting Comprehensive Immigration Reform

October 8, 2009 ...

“Our current immigration system is broken,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “Efforts to maintain secure and efficient borders have been ineffective and, too often, inhumane. Our visa system for legal immigration is antiquated, bureaucratic and insufficient to meet both labor force and family reunification needs. Those who want to play by the rules, both employers …

Engaging and Empowering the Young Generation

January 1, 2006 ...

WHEREAS, the millennial generation, representing the largest teen population in American history, is immersed in a culture that discourages the recognition of our traditional Judeo-Christian heritage, adherence to strong moral values, and the importance of the local church; WHEREAS, the epidemic of young people leaving the evangelical Church indicates the need for committed and strategic …