Backgrounder | Child and Earned Income Tax Credits

March 5, 2021 ...

The NAE affirms that “the family is central to God’s vision for human beings and for human society” and that “the family is central to life together as diverse people in society.”[ii] While families themselves, along with their churches, bear the primary responsibility for nurturing family life, the NAE recognizes that “other social institutions, including …

Supporting Families with Children and Low-income Workers

March 5, 2021 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals commends bipartisan proposals to offer greater support to families by strengthening and making permanent improvements to the Child Tax Credit. Children are a gift from God, and a blessing to our nation. Parents who invest in nurturing children and raising the next generation need and deserve our support. The Child …

Reward Work, Support Families, Address Poverty

January 13, 2021 ...

NAE President Walter Kim and NAE Vice President Galen Carey joined other faith leaders in a letter to President-Elect Joe Biden to advocate for these refundable tax credits, which have been critical tools in the effort to reward work, support families, and lift millions of our fellow citizens out of poverty for decades. Both the …

Behind the Scenes of The Salvation Army

October 15, 2019 ...

Commissioner David Hudson joins Today’s Conversation with Leith Anderson to explain: What most people don’t understand about The Salvation Army; How an organization that was started in the 1800s has adapted and remained relevant today; What the Army has learned about poverty through its enhanced case management program; and How the organization functions as a …

The Rural Reality of Poverty

October 17, 2017 ...

Current poverty rates in rural America exceed the poverty rates in urban communities, and there are significantly less social services available to address these needs, according to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS). Persistent poverty counties have poverty rates of 20 percent or higher, and 88 percent of persistent poverty …

Budget Cuts to Poverty-Focused Programs

June 22, 2017 ...

The Circle of Protection is a broad coalition of leaders from all the families of U.S. Christianity who have come together around the biblical mandate to protect poor and vulnerable people. Our Christian churches and organizations directly assist our neighbors in need every day; and we also support laws and policies which provide for the common …

New Rules on Small Dollar Loans

June 2, 2016 ...

When used responsibly, credit can be a blessing. Banks, credit unions and other financial institutions play a vital role in the efficient functioning of a modern economy, contributing to the common good. The Bible offers these guidelines for honorable lending and borrowing: Don’t take advantage of the vulnerable. Don’t charge excessive interest. Lend generously. Avoid …

On Community Development

March 21, 2016 ...

After serving on the board of the Christian Community Development Association for many years, he established the CCDA Institute, which equips emerging church leaders in the philosophy of Christian Community Development, and he currently serves as chief executive officer of CCDA. Noel is a highly sought after speaker, motivator and mentor to young leaders throughout …

The Inside Out Donut

March 10, 2016 ...

Leith Anderson Where were America’s megachurches in 1950? They were called “tall steeple churches,” and most of them were downtown. From Boston to Los Angeles, the congregations with the most people, money, fame and influence were in and around the center city where people lived and worked. Then came the post-war boom. Actually there were …

The Growing Class Gap Among American Young People

September 15, 2015 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear from a renowned social science researcher on: The experiences of young people growing up in different economic classes; Statistics and trends explaining a growing economic gap among Americans; and How churches can be involved in caring for all of our kids. Read a Portion of the Transcript Leith: Professor, America …