Lessons From a Pregnant Hostage

October 28, 2019 ...

It was 1974 when I was taken hostage by a liberation front seeking independence for Eritrea on the horn of Africa. What my captors didn’t know as they forced me to run for miles is that I was four months pregnant. My co-nurse and friend, Anna, was killed during that race. This was the year …

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 …

There’s a Humanitarian Crisis on Our Border

April 25, 2019 ...

We face a humanitarian crisis along our southern border that is directly linked to a continuing crisis in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras — the countries known as the Northern Triangle. But a recent White House proposal to cut off aid to our struggling neighbors is not the solution and threatens to increase suffering and …

Faith and Foreign Aid

July 15, 2017 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear NAE President Leith Anderson and Rich Stearns, president of World Vision U.S., discuss: What is included in foreign aid and how the U.S. program got started; How foreign aid furthers the ministry of World Vision and other Christian organizations; What roles the government and churches should play in helping the poor; and …

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 …

U.S. Should Continue Foreign Aid

May 17, 2017 ...

Poverty-focused international aid — often administered through faith-based organizations — addresses a host of public health, disaster relief and food security issues, and promotes religious freedom and human rights. “Our national generosity makes me proud to be an American,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “When visiting some of the …

U.S. Foreign Aid: One Percent Saves Lives

March 22, 2017 ...

Our national generosity makes me proud to be an American. When visiting some of the poorest places on Earth, I’ve seen the people whose lives have been saved by U.S. foreign assistance. They are children with HIV/AIDS who are healthy due to antiretroviral drugs. They are widows who have been brutalized by war who have …

Protect Foreign Assistance

March 16, 2017 ...

Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and Minority Leader Pelosi, As Christian leaders, it’s an honor to represent dedicated and faithful citizens living in every congressional district in this country.  We’re writing to share our support for the International Affairs Budget that every day brings hope to poor, hungry, vulnerable and displaced …

The Better of Together

July 19, 2016 ...

The point is simple: Crisis focuses us on what is most important and brings us together. But there is a subpoint to this lesson as well. When life is easier and freedom abounds, we can easily drift into the luxuries of differences, criticism, separation, divisiveness and isolation. The linear firing squad of the enemy turns …

World Food Day

October 16, 2015 ...

The Lord has blessed us with an abundance of resources. Learning about where our food comes from, why so many people are hungry, and what practical opportunities there are to help those who are hungry softens our hearts and reminds us to be grateful for every meal. Every day nearly one billion people face hunger. …