Churches Facilitate Conversations Between Police and Community

November 18, 2020 ...

“As trusted institutions, churches have a unique opportunity — and responsibility — to bring together groups of people who have tension or conflict with each another,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “We want to see our communities thrive, and churches can play an important role in improving the relationships …

U.S. Should Seek to De-escalate Tensions With Iran

February 27, 2020 ...

“U.S. evangelical leaders are concerned with peace and security in Iran and throughout the Middle East,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Many know Iranian Christians and churches, and lament the widespread suffering among Iranian people. Our leaders know that the situation with Iran is complex and reject simplistic answers.” …

The History of Islam

February 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear from a Christian scholar of Islam on: The role of commerce in the spread of Islam; How the main segments of Islam (Sunnis and Shiites) developed; The historical background of “jihad” and how Muslims understand it; and Why Christian and Muslim relations soured. Read a Portion of the Transcript Leith: …

Addressing Radical Islamism

May 21, 2018 ...

As the director of the Islam and Religious Freedom Action Team at the Religious Freedom Institute, Jennifer studies and works in partnership with Muslims supporting religious freedom. In this webinar, she decodes common assumptions about Islam and offer practical ideas for countering radical Islamism. Understanding the radicalization process and why violent extremists hate Western culture …

Evangelicals Call for Prayer for Peace on Korean Peninsula

March 27, 2018 ...

“Evangelicals have long been concerned about religious persecution and other human rights violations in North Korea, as well as the destabilizing impact of North Korea’s nuclear program,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Now we face the possibility of a war in which many thousands, and perhaps millions of civilians, …

Avoiding Nuclear Catastrophe

January 15, 2018 ...

In this podcast, NAE President Leith Anderson and Max Tegmark also discuss: What we know about the nuclear programs of other countries, including North Korea and Iran; What a “nuclear winter” is, as well as other implications of a nuclear incident; Whether reducing the number of nuclear weapons weakens nuclear deterrence; and Why Republican presidents …

Evangelical Leaders Own Guns, But Want Stricter Laws

September 19, 2017 ...

“Evangelical leaders have nuanced views on guns. Many own guns for hunting or protection. Some own antiques with no bullets. They accept the Second Amendment, but also deeply grieve when weapons are used to take innocent lives,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). The majority of evangelical leaders (55 percent) …