New Rules on Small Dollar Loans

June 2, 2016 ...

When used responsibly, credit can be a blessing. Banks, credit unions and other financial institutions play a vital role in the efficient functioning of a modern economy, contributing to the common good. The Bible offers these guidelines for honorable lending and borrowing: Don’t take advantage of the vulnerable. Don’t charge excessive interest. Lend generously. Avoid …

How Should Christians Vote?

March 22, 2016 ...

Ironically, a plurality of those who have voted thus far in Republican primaries and caucuses has supported a candidate known for coarse language and for building casinos and strip clubs. Of course, many evangelical church leaders do not endorse political candidates or engage in partisan political activity. But evangelicals care deeply about the health of …

Faith in the Voting Booth

January 22, 2016 ...

In “Faith in the Voting Booth,” Leith Anderson and Galen Carey show how better informed, faith-directed voting is both possible and needed in our country today. Biblical wisdom is relevant to today’s complex political issues, and each voting decision should be thoughtfully and prayerfully approached. Now there’s a resource to help you: Identify the issues …

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 …

Letter to Senators on Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision

July 15, 2014 ...

Dear Senator, As you work to improve access to health care for all Americans, please protect the health of our nation by preserving religious freedom for all Americans. The National Association of Evangelicals, representing 40 denominations and millions of members, opposes S.2578 and any legislation that would force some Americans to either violate their religious …

Letter to Senators on Smarter Sentencing Act

April 16, 2014 ...

Dear Senator, In 1983 the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), representing a broad range of evangelical denominations, churches, organizations and networks, lamented that “America’s prisons now have far more inmates than they were designed to hold.”1 We called for alternative sentences for nonviolent offenders and endorsed legislation that would focus on victim restitution and offender rehabilitation. …

Moving Immigration Reform Forward

March 20, 2014 ...

Last June the Senate passed an immigration reform bill on a bipartisan, 68-32 vote. In the House of Representatives, the Judiciary Committee has passed five immigration bills, with several others still in development, each addressing a particular aspect of immigration reform. These need to be brought to the House floor for debate and passage. House leadership …