Churches Will Try to Patch Holes in Public Safety Net

January 1, 2012 ...

Many agreed with Ken Hunn, Executive Director of The Brethren Church, who said, “We will always respond as we can to need. If the need increases, so will our attention to that need.” George Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, added that his denomination has already increased its compassionate giving substantially during the …

Circle of Protection

May 28, 2011 ...

The Circle of Protection works to protect vital programs for people in or near poverty in the United States and around the world. The group is committed to resisting budget cuts that undermine the lives, dignity and rights of poor and vulnerable people. The Circle of Protection advocates on behalf of hungry and poor people …

NAE Board Approves ‘Lowering the Debt, Raising the Poor’ Resolution

March 21, 2011 ...

“Clearly the current fiscal course is not sustainable,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “We welcome the renewed attention on the national debt, which now tops $14 trillion. At the same time, we urge special attention to how new legislation would impact those who are poor.” Most Americans overestimate what percentage of their tax dollars go …

Poverty-focused International Aid Letter

March 2, 2011 ...

Dear Senator: As religious and faith-based organization leaders, we are extremely concerned about the disproportionate cuts to life-saving and cost-effective programs in the Fiscal Year 2011 spending measure passed by the House of Representatives. The cuts reverse broad bipartisan support behind these programs and jeopardize lives across the world. Our faith tradition calls on us …

Lowering the Debt, Raising the Poor

January 1, 2011 ...

The fiscal crisis has spiritual roots. The Bible counsels contentment with what we have (Luke 3:14, Hebrews 13:5) and generosity to those in need (Proverbs 22:9, 1 Timothy 6:18). We are told to pay taxes (Matthew 22:21, Romans 13:7). Persistent deficit spending, whether at the personal or national level, violates biblical teaching and leads to …

Economic and Cultural Renewal

January 1, 1999 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) supports in principle the vision of economic and cultural renewal through private organizations, and supports legislative initiatives targeted at community renewal, economic empowerment, and educational opportunities for low-income families. As a means of encouraging economic development and promoting effective private compassion, NAE urges careful consideration of the following three …

Housing For the Least of These

January 1, 1998 ...

The epistle of James challenges Christians to social responsibility. It is not enough to say to a needy person, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” while neglecting his or her physical suffering and material needs. A living faith calls us to hold out boldly the hope of the gospel as we …