Let the Poverty Debates Begin!

August 6, 2015 ...

We were tired of the old stereotypes and partisan divisions where both sides blame the other and nothing gets done. Instead, we sought to identify common sense ideas that capture the insights and win the support of faith and community leaders and policymakers across divisions of race and religion, party and ideology. Read the full …

Christian Leaders Release Videos by Presidential Candidates on Poverty

July 21, 2015 ...

The videos were made by Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Bernie Sanders and can be found at CircleOfProtection.us. The other declared presidential candidates were contacted but have not yet provided videos. “Christians are deeply concerned about the suffering of hungry and poor people,” said Galen Carey, vice president of government …

Designing Hope

March 20, 2015 ...

EMI partners with Christian ministries who are providing for the needs of the poor and proclaiming Christ throughout the developing world. These ministries hope to further their reach, but require the facilities (buildings, clean water, electrical systems and, most importantly, a plan) to do so. EMI helps make their calling a reality by mobilizing technical …

Medicine and Miracles

March 20, 2015 ...

— Francis S. Collins, “The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief” Francis Collins, a devout Christian, physician and scientist, led the Human Genome Project that first mapped and sequenced the human genome. The project opened new pathways for medicine. But scientific knowledge cannot heal. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as …

U.S. Evangelicals Honor World Food Day

October 8, 2013 ...

“In America, we have been blessed with abundance. Most of us worry more about eating too much than whether we will have anything to eat at all,” NAE President Leith Anderson said. “But every day, nearly one billion of God’s children around the world face hunger and starvation as a result of failing crops, loss …

NAE Releases Poverty, Creation Care Document

December 14, 2011 ...

“Every time there is a natural disaster, we grieve for the poor who are most affected, rally behind relief efforts, and support on-the-ground disaster teams,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “We are concerned when we hear projections that environmental changes threaten the lives of more and more people, particularly the extreme poor.” The NAE asked …

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 …

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 …

Loving the Least of These

January 1, 2011 ...

We rally behind relief efforts and support on-the-ground disaster teams, but we recognize the inadequacy of our response. We are concerned about projections that environmental changes — including more severe natural disasters — threaten the lives and well-being of more and more people, and particularly the extreme poor. With this in mind, the NAE asked …