Letter to the United Nations on Aid to Sudan

September 21, 2012 ...

Dear Ambassador: We are deeply alarmed by the ongoing lack of full and unhindered access for international humanitarian aid agencies to all areas within the Sudanese states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, as well as Darfur. Despite a United Nations Security Council Resolution calling on the government of Sudan to immediately allow for such …

NAE Grieves Embassy Violence

September 13, 2012 ...

“Very few Americans knew anything about this film until the violence started,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “This insulting video does not represent the vast majority of Americans who desire to live at peace with people of other faiths.” The attack has been condemned by both the U.S. and Libya governments. The NAE joins together …

NAE Welcomes Freedom for Iran Pastor

September 10, 2012 ...

“We are relieved for Pastor Nadarkhani, and pleased with this good decision of the Iranian government,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “We watch as laws are increasingly being used by governments against religious minorities, and we pray and press for more outcomes like this.” International pressure for Nadarkhani’s release has been strong with condemnation of …

Arms Trade Treaty Down to the Wire

July 25, 2012 ...

“The ban on arms transfers for the purpose of committing genocide or other war crimes should be extended to cases in which the country initiating the transfer knows that the weapons will be used for war crimes or other atrocities, whether or not that is the stated purpose,” Carey said. “The text should also clarify …

The Need for a Strong Arms Trade Treaty

June 26, 2012 ...

Later I joined the staff of World Relief, an evangelical relief and development agency, where I resettled refugees fleeing persecution and violence in war-torn regions. Their heart-wrenching stories left an indelible impression, and a determination to do what I could to reduce the level of senseless violence that continues to plague so many parts of …

Toward a Robust and Effective Arms Trade Treaty

May 22, 2012 ...

Dear President Obama: We are writing to encourage you and your administration to spare no effort to seize the historic opportunity to negotiate a robust, bullet-proof Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) this July at the United Nations in New York. Thousands of civilians around the globe are slaughtered each year by weapons that are sold, transferred …

Rules on Conflict Minerals

May 8, 2012 ...

Dear Chairman Miller and Members of the Subcommittee, As you meet to review implementation of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, please press the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue final rules governing disclosure requirements for companies that purchase conflict minerals. American evangelicals have a long record of generous …