Most Evangelical Leaders Oppose Syria Strike

September 1, 2013 ...

“Like millions of other Americans, evangelical leaders are questioning what the long-term impact of a U.S. military intervention would be on Syria and the surrounding areas,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “There is no way to know, but most of our leaders think military action against Syria is the …

Peace

December 21, 2012 ...

The administration should partner with Muslims against violent extremism, applying “faith-based diplomacy,” and should review human rights abuses related to the U.S. response. We must protect people from the threat of terrorism while respecting human rights both at home and abroad. U.S. foreign aid should be contingent on a country’s record of human rights. The …

Israel Trips Common for Evangelical Leaders

April 1, 2012 ...

National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) President Leith Anderson visited Israel this year. “Evangelicals love Israel because we love the Bible. Like many others, we are challenged by the complexity of the modern Middle East. Visiting Israel wonderfully enhances our Bible knowledge and encourages us to pray for the nation of Israel, our Christian brothers and …

NAE Condemns Iranian Pastor Conviction

September 29, 2011 ...

“As Christians we believe faith should be by choice, not coercion,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “Iran’s conviction and threatened execution of Pastor Nadarkhani is religious persecution at its worst.” In September 2010, Nadarkhani was sentenced to death by hanging for apostasy. The Iranian Supreme Court upheld Nadarkhani’s conviction in July, while ordering a re-examination …

Middle East

January 1, 1970 ...

Because of the Biblical roots of our faith and our national and spiritual interest in this part of the world as Christians, we express grave concern for the cause of peace and justice in the Middle East and for the meeting of the great human and spiritual needs of all the peoples in that area …