Shout it Out!

September 22, 2011 ...

As a pastor I recently preached three weekends on Micah 6:8, “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” When studying the text and researching what early Christians wrote, I read the …

Willis v. Indiana Department of Corrections

April 29, 2011 ...

In Willis v. Indiana Department of Corrections, the appellants claim that if a religious accommodation costs money, then it should not be required, particularly in fiscally difficult times. However, no “hard times” exception exists in RLUIPA. Instead the statute says that sincerely held religious beliefs should be accommodated in the prison setting except for in particular …

Schwarzenegger v. Plata and Coleman

November 3, 2010 ...

A federal three-judge panel found California prisons to be grossly overcrowded and ordered a reduction in prison population to 137.5 percent of design capacity. In Schwarzenegger v. Plata and Coleman, the Schwarzenegger administration appealed to the Supreme Court regarding the three-judge panel’s decision to release prisoners. The NAE has joined with Prison Fellowship and a …

NAE Welcomes Passage of Fair Sentencing Act

August 2, 2010 ...

“The legislation makes significant progress toward parity in criminal penalties for possession and use of crack and powder cocaine,” said Galen Carey, NAE Director of Government Affairs. “While not fully equalizing penalties for the two drugs, the Fair Sentencing Act reduces the disparity and will also reduce the cost to taxpayers of unnecessarily length incarceration.” …

Sossamon v. Texas

June 15, 2010 ...

In Sossamon v. Texas, Harvey Sossamon, a Texas inmate, filed a lawsuit alleging that he was unlawfully denied use of the prison chapel, because prisoners of other faiths received special accommodations not given to Christians. The lower courts agreed the law was violated but held that the state was immune from paying damages.

NAE Comments on Prison Rape Elimination Standards

May 10, 2010 ...

May 10, 2010 Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20530 RE: Docket No. OAG-131; AG Order No. 3143-2010 National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape Dear Attorney General Holder, The National Association of Evangelicals, representing 40 denominations with more than 45,000 congregations and …

The Church’s Responsibility to Prisoners

January 1, 1997 ...

We therefore affirm the Church’s need to share the gospel with those in prison, to support and encourage, and be supported and encouraged by believers who are the “church-behind-the-walls,” and to support and encourage families impacted by incarceration and ex-prisoners as they complete their incarceration and re-enter society. NAE acknowledges that the people of God, …