Limit the Use of Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails

February 25, 2014 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), representing more than 45,000 congregations from 40 denominations, as well as nondenominational congregations, evangelical organizations, schools, and ministries with millions of constituents, commends Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Cruz, and the Subcommittee members for holding this important new hearing. The Subcommittee’s 2012 hearing brought to light important evidence on the …

Letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Torture

February 7, 2014 ...

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein The Honorable Saxby Chambliss Chair and Ranking Member, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence 211 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 cc: All members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Dear Senators: Thank you for commissioning and overseeing a detailed multi-year study on the use of torture by the CIA. …

Stories of Hope

June 21, 2013 ...

World Hope International, affiliated with The Wesleyan Church, heard about Cora and brought her to Sierra Leone Anti-trafficking Shelter. Through stretching and exercising Cora’s limbs, they worked to reverse her condition. One month after Cora entered the World Hope International shelter, she took her first step. Though Cora’s name has been changed for her protection, …

Elevating the Issue

June 21, 2013 ...

The President can convene a national summit on human trafficking calling attention to trafficking as a serious national issue, and discussing ways that churches, businesses and concerned individuals can work together to combat modern slavery. Those who escape from trafficking need skilled counseling and emotional support as well as practical assistance with housing and employment. …

When the Traffic Comes to Church

June 21, 2013 ...

Most of us on the Council admitted that we were not well informed. We knew there were problems but had few facts and fewer solutions. We heard reports, read books, sat through briefings, met victims and often had our hearts broken. One expert said that young women trafficked in the United States are usually closely …

Broadening the Efforts

June 21, 2013 ...

We should celebrate that Christians have responded in such compassionate and strong ways to human trafficking. Many church-based responses to human trafficking have included short-term mission trips with a ministry serving trafficking victims in developing countries; providing material assistance (e.g. hygiene kits and clothing) to ministries serving victims; fund raising; legal reform efforts; documentary film …

Human Rights

December 21, 2012 ...

The changing demographics of the United States and its impact on politics present stark realities to both parties. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner spoke out quickly after the November election to support comprehensive measures, but it will take concerted leadership from President Obama to work out a bipartisan solution. Immigration …

Statement on the Use of Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails

June 15, 2012 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), representing 40 denominations with 45,000 congregations, as well as evangelical organizations, schools, and ministries with millions of constituents, commends Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Graham, and the Subcommittee members for holding this important hearing on solitary confinement. The NAE has long advocated for the humane treatment of prisoners. We recognize …