Crisis at the Border

July 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear Matthew Soerens and NAE President Leith Anderson discuss their recent trip to the U.S./Mexico border and: Why so many people are leaving their countries to come to the United States; What leaders agree on regarding a solution to the crisis; How churches and nonprofits are ministering along the border; and …

Inhumane Conditions for Migrant Children Are Unacceptable

June 27, 2019 ...

“As evangelical Christians, we believe that all people — regardless of their country of origin or legal status — are made in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect. Overcrowded and unsanitary conditions are inappropriate for anyone in detention, but particularly for children, who are uniquely vulnerable. Jesus reserves some …

There’s a Humanitarian Crisis on Our Border

April 25, 2019 ...

We face a humanitarian crisis along our southern border that is directly linked to a continuing crisis in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras — the countries known as the Northern Triangle. But a recent White House proposal to cut off aid to our struggling neighbors is not the solution and threatens to increase suffering and …

Evangelical Leaders Urge President Trump to Keep Families Together

June 1, 2018 ...

Dear Mr. President: As evangelical leaders representing tens of thousands of local churches, campus communities, and ministries we are concerned that the new “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S.-Mexico border, recently announced by Attorney General Sessions and being implemented by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, has had the effect of …

Top Policy Issues of 2017

February 13, 2017 ...

While the open-ended question led to a variety of answers, 63 percent of evangelical leaders named religious freedom and 46 percent listed immigration/refugees when answering, “What will be the most important public policy issues for evangelicals to address in 2017?” “If the first weeks under the new administration are any indication, evangelical leaders accurately identified …

Churches Host Immigrant and Refugee Ministries

January 5, 2017 ...

“While immigration reform and refugee resettlement continue to be discussed in Washington, D.C., churches across the country are finding tangible and heartfelt ways to love the stranger,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). World Relief, the NAE’s humanitarian arm, partners with many of these churches — providing education materials, immigrant …

Seeking Refuge

July 27, 2016 ...

I speak to evangelical congregations and conferences in the United States quite frequently on this topic, and I know that audience pretty well. My anecdotal experience confirms the findings of recent LifeWay Research polling: In a typical room full of American evangelicals, only a small percentage (12 percent) think about refugees and immigration primarily from …

Congress: The Ball is in Your Court

June 23, 2016 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) calls on congressional leaders to advance legislation that reforms our immigration system in a way that is consistent with common sense and widely shared principles. Only the Congress can establish an immigration law that respects the God-given dignity of every person, protects the unity of the immediate family, respects …