NAE Mourns Mass Campus Shooting

October 2, 2015 ...

“In times of unexpected tragedy, we turn to our faith for comfort and healing,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “We honor the memory of those who died and choose not to be desensitized by any life lost — no matter how frequent mass shootings may become.” According to some reports, Christians may have been targeted …

The ISIS Threat to Christians

September 22, 2015 ...

Now, the only Christians remaining in the entire Nineveh Plain of Iraq are those held as sex slaves, and nearly all of the region’s ancient churches and monasteries have been destroyed or converted into a mosque, madrassa or prison. In some places the ISIS genocide has been so thorough that the militants have taken chisels …

Letter to President on South Sudan

July 22, 2015 ...

Dear President Obama, As you prepare for your upcoming trip to Africa, we the undersigned 19 organizations, urge you to use this important opportunity to press for a solution to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan and stress the need for greater regional cooperation to pressure the warring parties to make the necessary concessions for …

Arms Trade Treaty Launches Christmas Eve

December 22, 2014 ...

“On a day when Christians remember the angels’ message of peace through the birth of the promised Prince of Peace, we celebrate this modest, but important step toward peace around the world,” said Galen Carey, NAE Vice President of Government Relations. “With the Arms Trade Treaty in place, it will be harder for unscrupulous regimes, …

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 …

Letter to the President on the Islamic State

August 26, 2014 ...

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, We are leaders of faith communities who are watching the escalating crisis in northern Iraq with mounting alarm. The Islamic State poses a serious genocidal threat to religious minorities in northern Iraq as well as Sunni and Shia Muslims …

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 …

NAE Agrees: No More Land Mines

June 30, 2014 ...

“This is a long overdue step,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “The Obama administration should quickly finalize its review of the treaty, a process that has already taken nearly five years.” Despite expensive mine clearing operations, to which the United States contributes generously, land mines continue to kill and maim innocent civilians long after wars …

What Americans Don’t Know About the Central African Republic

April 21, 2014 ...

The U.S. State Department invited a trio of American religious leaders to travel to the capital city of Bangui to see for ourselves and to talk peace. The three included Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Muslim Imam Mohamed Magid (President of the Islamic Society of North America) and me. Why us? According to TIME Magazine, …