Letter to UNESCO on Temple Mount

October 24, 2016 ...

Dear Ambassador Ülker: As you meet on the 68th United Nations Day to discuss UNESCO Draft Decision Item 25 (200 EX/PX/DR.25.2 Rev.), please consider the impact your decision may have on inter-religious cooperation. The United Nations was founded to promote peace, justice and human rights. The U.N. Charter commits its members “to practice tolerance and …

Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem

November 9, 2015 ...

As part of the board meeting of the National Association of Evangelicals held October 15 in Minnesota, seven evangelical leaders from the Holy Land — Israel, Jerusalem, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan — shared stories of success, struggles, celebration and discouragement. They were asked how American evangelicals could walk with them as they seek to …

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 …

Evangelical Leaders Reflect on Israel, Palestine

July 1, 2014 ...

“U.S. evangelicals have been concerned with the conflict between Israel and Palestine from the beginning,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “We continue learning as we engage in mission work, humanitarian relief and advocacy.” The NAE did not directly ask its leaders what their views on Israel and Palestine were …

Pledge of Solidarity and Call to Action for Religious Freedom in the Middle East

May 7, 2014 ...

Facts In today’s Middle East, the majority of the Christian faith communities, which include Orthodox, Catholics, and Protestants, suffer violence, abuse and injustice from extremist Islamic forces by virtue of being Christian. Now facing an existential threat to their presence in the lands where Christianity has its roots, the Churches in the Middle East fear …

Statement on Syrian Refugee Crisis

January 7, 2014 ...

The conflict in Syria has created one of the world’s most pressing humanitarian situations in decades and has become a serious threat to peace and security in the region. Since 2011, more than 100,000 people have been killed [1] as a result of the conflict and more than six million people have been internally displaced …

What to do on Syria

September 5, 2013 ...

On September 3 the National Association of Evangelicals surveyed evangelical leaders to ask “Should Congress authorize direct U.S. military intervention in Syria?” Sixty two and a half percent said no. Thirty seven and a half percent said yes. I was surprised because I expected the answers would be the other way around. We’ve gotten ourselves …

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