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 …

Rubio Leads List for Evangelical Leaders; Many Undecided

October 29, 2015 ...

Ben Carson and John Kasich trailed Rubio — each with 12 percent. Jeb Bush received 9 percent of the votes. Other candidates — including Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump — received an insignificant number of votes. “Rubio represents a new generation of conservative leadership to many,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. …

Time to Welcome Immigrants and Refugees

September 18, 2015 ...

The plight of Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe, with the contrasting responses of rejection and welcome, has captured the world’s attention in recent days. We identify with the hopes and aspirations of parents seeking a safe place to raise their kids. Catholics and evangelicals who follow Jesus, who fled the persecution of Herod and …