Senate, House Introduce Bipartisan Border Solutions

April 26, 2021 ...

“The Bible, as a book shaped by the immigrant experience of God’s people, calls upon Christians to advocate on behalf of those facing human rights violations globally,” said Walter Kim, NAE president. “We believe all people are made in the image of God and deserve the opportunity to thrive in a safe and secure environment. The concerning surge at the border …

Improving the Asylum Application Process at the Border

April 21, 2021 ...

In response to this issue, Senator Cornyn and Senator Sinema introduced a bill that strengthens the asylum system and expedites processing in a way that prioritizes service to those most in need while discouraging applications from those who do not have valid asylum claims. In a letter, Walter Kim, NAE president, and Galen Carey, NAE …

Protecting Unaccompanied Children at the Border

March 22, 2021 ...

Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, joined with leaders from World Relief, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the National Latino Evangelical Coalition and various other evangelical institutions to implore President Biden to lead decisively and to ensure that our government respects both the dignity of unaccompanied children and its obligation to …

Reinvigorate the Refugee Resettlement Program

July 23, 2019 ...

The letter to the president notes that the refugee resettlement program has long been a lifeline for persecuted religious minorities, including Christians from countries such as Iraq, Iran and Syria. The letter concludes, “We urge you to reinvigorate the U.S. refugee resettlement program, not dismantle it. It is a lifeline for those fleeing persecution — …

Protect Iraqi Christians From Deportation

June 19, 2017 ...

Dear Secretary Kelly, We write urgently and with grave concern that Christians will be removed from the United States to face potential persecution, and even death, in the Middle East. The United States has officially recognized that Christians and other religious minorities are the victims of genocide in Iraq yet the United States is reportedly …

Our Refugee Crisis

March 15, 2017 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear Leith Anderson, NAE president, and Scott Arbeiter, World Relief president, discuss: How the U.S. refugee vetting process differs from European countries; Our country’s response to the refugee crisis thus far; Whether the United States should prioritize persecuted Christians who are refugees; and How reductions in refugees to the United States will …

Churches Serving Refugees

February 21, 2017 ...

These communications call us to welcome, advocate for and aid refugees. For Christ-followers, there is the biblical mandate to serve the widow, orphan, homeless and destitute. We also have an opportunity to share the good news with those from countries closed to Western missionaries. Evangelical churches are responding to this call. World Relief, the NAE’s …

Top Policy Issues of 2017

February 13, 2017 ...

While the open-ended question led to a variety of answers, 63 percent of evangelical leaders named religious freedom and 46 percent listed immigration/refugees when answering, “What will be the most important public policy issues for evangelicals to address in 2017?” “If the first weeks under the new administration are any indication, evangelical leaders accurately identified …