A Guide for Evangelical Public Policy

October 9, 2018 ...

In the middle of the 20th century, the focus of evangelical civic engagement ranged from public morality at home to peace, freedom and security in the international arena. Toward the end of the 20th century, evangelicals became known for a strong commitment to religious freedom, the protection of the unborn, and traditional family values. The …

Image and Kingdom

October 4, 2018 ...

In his little book “A Practical View of Real Christianity,” William Wilberforce says that “the state of Religion in a country at any given period, not to mention its connection with the eternal happiness of the inhabitants, immediately becomes a question of great political importance.” As a direct outgrowth of his Christian faith, Wilberforce led …

Updated “For the Health of the Nation” Guide Is Now Available

September 23, 2018 ...

“For the Health of the Nation” provides a biblical basis for the following principles: Protecting religious freedom and liberty of conscience Safeguarding the nature and sanctity of human life Strengthening marriages, families and children Seeking justice and compassion for the poor and vulnerable Preserving human rights Pursuing racial justice and reconciliation (new to this edition) …

Evangelical Leaders Weigh in on Reducing the National Debt

June 26, 2018 ...

“What do all answers share in common when asked about government debt? Do something! The moral choice is to bless and not burden tomorrow’s generation of Americans,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Evangelical leaders take the problem of unsustainable debt seriously and are open to different ways to reduce …

Evangelicals Leaders Don’t Want Partisan Political Identity

February 5, 2018 ...

“Interesting commentary flowed in with the responses to this survey question,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “There is angst over media coverage and popular thought that identifies evangelicals with this or any president. Evangelicals are so many and so diverse that leaders are wary when media gives the impression …

Christian Student Leadership Conference — January 2019

January 21, 2018 ...

At the Christian Student Leadership Conference, you’ll be inspired and empowered as you: ​Interact with today’s top public policy issues; Hear from elected officials, public policy leaders and thinkers; Express your values in a civil and biblical way; and Speak on behalf of those who have no voice. ​​Consider your calling as you experience power-packed …

Washington Briefing

October 10, 2017 ...

The Washington Briefing is designed for NAE board members with a few openings reserved for select other evangelical leaders by invitation only. Sessions are held in or near the Capitol, White House and other public buildings. Attendance at some sessions will be limited by capacity of the meeting areas, and registrations are accepted on a first …

Evangelical Leaders Own Guns, But Want Stricter Laws

September 19, 2017 ...

“Evangelical leaders have nuanced views on guns. Many own guns for hunting or protection. Some own antiques with no bullets. They accept the Second Amendment, but also deeply grieve when weapons are used to take innocent lives,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). The majority of evangelical leaders (55 percent) …

Pastors Shouldn’t Endorse Politicians

March 29, 2017 ...

“Evangelicals emphasize evangelism, and pastors often avoid controversies that might take priority over the gospel message,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Most pastors I know don’t want to endorse politicians. They want to focus on teaching the Bible.” William Bohline, founding pastor of Hosanna! Lutheran Church, said, “The pulpit …