Our Refugee Crisis

March 15, 2017 ...

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS 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 …

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 …

Evangelical Leaders Publish Pro-Refugee Letter in Washington Post

February 8, 2017 ...

The letter, organized by World Relief, was published this morning as a full page ad in The Washington Post and included notable signatories, such as authors Tim and Kathy Keller, Bill and Lynne Hybels, and Ann Voskamp, among others. “While politicians debate and courts deliberate, we are Christians who pray for refugees,” Anderson said. World Relief …

Responding to the Current Refugee Crisis

February 2, 2017 ...

Thank you to those who organized today’s briefing, and for all who have taken time to show support for refugees. I am honored to speak today on behalf of evangelical Christians who along with many other Americans care deeply about the 65 million refugees and internally displaced persons in the world who have fled their …

Letter to President Trump on Executive Order on Refugees

January 29, 2017 ...

Dear President Trump and Vice President Pence, As evangelical Christians, we are guided by the Bible to be particularly concerned for the plight of refugees, individuals who have been forced to flee their countries because of the threat of persecution. Evangelical churches and ministries have long played a key role in welcoming, resettling, and assisting …

Churches Host Immigrant and Refugee Ministries

January 5, 2017 ...

“While immigration reform and refugee resettlement continue to be discussed in Washington, D.C., churches across the country are finding tangible and heartfelt ways to love the stranger,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). World Relief, the NAE’s humanitarian arm, partners with many of these churches — providing education materials, immigrant …

Seeking Refuge

July 27, 2016 ...

I speak to evangelical congregations and conferences in the United States quite frequently on this topic, and I know that audience pretty well. My anecdotal experience confirms the findings of recent LifeWay Research polling: In a typical room full of American evangelicals, only a small percentage (12 percent) think about refugees and immigration primarily from …

A Refugee Story

June 15, 2016 ...

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Vinh was born in South Vietnam, just eight months after it fell to the communists in 1975. His family lost everything and fled the country when he was three and a half years old. They joined the legendary “boat people” and sailed into …

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