Education Funding Should Follow Students

August 24, 2015 ...

“The large majority of support for portable funding should not be understood as opposition to public education but advocacy for children and parental choice,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Guiding their children’s education is one of the most important expressions of faithful parenting.” Carmen Fowler LaBerge, president of Presbyterian …

When Americans Become Christians

August 13, 2015 ...

Evangelicals believe that salvation is made possible through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. Each person is invited to accept God’s forgiveness, which is freely offered to all who believe. The majority of the respondents (63 percent) accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord while they were …

Let the Poverty Debates Begin!

August 6, 2015 ...

We were tired of the old stereotypes and partisan divisions where both sides blame the other and nothing gets done. Instead, we sought to identify common sense ideas that capture the insights and win the support of faith and community leaders and policymakers across divisions of race and religion, party and ideology. Read the full …

The Volunteer Church

August 3, 2015 ...

However, if church leaders are honest, they know there are times that it can be frustrating. They know that volunteers are essential, vital to creating growth and new ministries, and are the key to introducing youth and children to Jesus Christ. They have the welcoming smiles at the door, they serve the food, pray for …

Letter to President on South Sudan

July 22, 2015 ...

Dear President Obama, As you prepare for your upcoming trip to Africa, we the undersigned 19 organizations, urge you to use this important opportunity to press for a solution to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan and stress the need for greater regional cooperation to pressure the warring parties to make the necessary concessions for …

Christian Leaders Release Videos by Presidential Candidates on Poverty

July 21, 2015 ...

The videos were made by Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Bernie Sanders and can be found at CircleOfProtection.us. The other declared presidential candidates were contacted but have not yet provided videos. “Christians are deeply concerned about the suffering of hungry and poor people,” said Galen Carey, vice president of government …

Letter to Congress on Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

July 10, 2015 ...

Dear Senator, We, the undersigned organizations, which represent faith leaders, charities, civil rights, labor, women’s, and other organizations working to reduce poverty, urge Congress to act this year to save critical provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC) before they expire. Congress also should close a large gap …

God Defined Marriage

June 26, 2015 ...

While commentators, politicians and judges may revise their understanding of marriage in response to shifting societal trends, followers of Jesus should embrace his clear vision of marriage found in Matthew 19:4-6: “Haven’t you read,” Jesus replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his …

Supreme Court Redefines Marriage

June 26, 2015 ...

“At the beginning of the Bible, God defined marriage. In the New Testament, Jesus described marriage. Neither asked the Supreme Court for a new definition or description,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. The NAE today released a statement about marriage in light of the court’s redefinition, which says in part: Nothing in the Supreme Court’s …