Groanings Too Deep for Words

August 6, 2019 ...

In the flood of explanations and proposed solutions there is the realization that no single solution is enough to stop the slaughter. As Christians we read the words from Romans 8 in the New Testament about “the sufferings of this present time” and that “we do not know what to pray for as we ought.” …

Churches Take Steps to Increase Security

June 27, 2019 ...

“Places of worship should be safe spaces for everyone,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. “Many churches are adopting new security measures so that they will continue to be places where people in their communities feel welcome and safe.” Many evangelical leaders who responded to the survey provided detailed descriptions of …

NAE Laments Synagogue Shooting

October 31, 2018 ...

“Words of dismay and lament flow to the synagogue and Jewish community of Pittsburgh and beyond. Our hearts are broken. Tears outnumber words,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. The NAE remembers the cry of the Prophet Jeremiah: A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to …

Evangelical Leaders Own Guns, But Want Stricter Laws

September 19, 2017 ...

“Evangelical leaders have nuanced views on guns. Many own guns for hunting or protection. Some own antiques with no bullets. They accept the Second Amendment, but also deeply grieve when weapons are used to take innocent lives,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). The majority of evangelical leaders (55 percent) …

NAE Laments Loss of Life in Orlando

June 14, 2016 ...

“In times of unexpected tragedy, we turn to our faith for comfort and healing,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “We honor the memory of those who died and choose not to be desensitized by any life lost — no matter how frequent mass shootings may become.” In addition to praying for the victims and their …

NAE Mourns Mass Campus Shooting

October 2, 2015 ...

“In times of unexpected tragedy, we turn to our faith for comfort and healing,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “We honor the memory of those who died and choose not to be desensitized by any life lost — no matter how frequent mass shootings may become.” According to some reports, Christians may have been targeted …

Letter to Ambassador of Israel on Har Nof Massacre

November 25, 2014 ...

The Honorable Ron Dermer Ambassador of Israel to the United States Embassy of Israel 3524 International Drive, NW Washington, DC 20008 Dear Mr. Ambassador: Please accept our deepest condolences as you and your nation grieve the tragic loss of life following the massacre at the Har Nof synagogue in Jerusalem. The murder of religious leaders …