On Religious Persecution

September 22, 2015 ...

The two women had been born into Muslim families in Iran. They met and became Christians as young adults while studying theology in Turkey. When they returned to Iran in 2005, they began sharing their new faith. And, four years later, they landed in prison. Following international pressure, Maryam and Marziyeh were freed in November …

NAE Adds Global Church Representative to Staff

May 28, 2015 ...

“While the majority of our work is focused on U.S. ministries, the National Association of Evangelicals cares deeply for God’s work around the world,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “The far too prevalent persecution of Christians in the world today reminds us that an NAE global church representative is much needed.” Correll recently retired as …

Letter to Congress on Protections for Religious Minorities

May 4, 2015 ...

Dear Member of Congress: We write to urge you to ensure that critical protections for persecuted religious minorities are once again included in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill. The Lautenberg Amendment, originally enacted as part of the 1990 Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, established a presumption of refugee …

Ethiopian Christians Killed in Libya

April 21, 2015 ...

“No more. Please, no more!” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “Ethiopians beheaded in Libya just because they are Christians. The nations of the world unite against this evil.” At its most recent meeting, the NAE board issued a statement concerning the persecution of Christians around the world and called on evangelicals to “engage in sustained …

NAE Stands With Persecuted Church

March 10, 2015 ...

“Christians have become the most persecuted people of faith in today’s world,” NAE President Leith Anderson said. “From almost every nation in the world we hear reports of those who are threatened and injured because they are followers of Jesus. The most frequent persecution news is the brutality in the Middle East and Africa.” The …

Statement on Persecuted Church

March 5, 2015 ...

We call on evangelical Christians to engage in sustained prayer for those whose lives are threatened and especially for the family members of the martyrs who have been brutally killed. We ask evangelicals to give generously toward the needs of refugees and for the rebuilding of shattered communities. We pray that our leaders will have …

Letter to Ambassador of Israel on Har Nof Massacre

November 25, 2014 ...

The Honorable Ron Dermer Ambassador of Israel to the United States Embassy of Israel 3524 International Drive, NW Washington, DC 20008 Dear Mr. Ambassador: Please accept our deepest condolences as you and your nation grieve the tragic loss of life following the massacre at the Har Nof synagogue in Jerusalem. The murder of religious leaders …

Pledge of Solidarity and Call to Action for Religious Freedom in the Middle East

May 7, 2014 ...

Facts In today’s Middle East, the majority of the Christian faith communities, which include Orthodox, Catholics, and Protestants, suffer violence, abuse and injustice from extremist Islamic forces by virtue of being Christian. Now facing an existential threat to their presence in the lands where Christianity has its roots, the Churches in the Middle East fear …

U.S. Evangelicals Grieve Kenya Killings

April 14, 2014 ...

“Our hearts break for Christians killed in countries dominated by other religions,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “But Kenya is a majority Christian nation. This is persecution on a new and greater level. Christians have died because they are Christians in a majority-Christian land.” At its most recent meeting, the NAE board issued a statement …

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