Limit the Use of Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails

February 25, 2014 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), representing more than 45,000 congregations from 40 denominations, as well as nondenominational congregations, evangelical organizations, schools, and ministries with millions of constituents, commends Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Cruz, and the Subcommittee members for holding this important new hearing. The Subcommittee’s 2012 hearing brought to light important evidence on the …

Unjust Prison Phone Rates

August 8, 2013 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) represents 40 denominations with more than 45,000 congregations, many of which are involved in serving prisoners and their families. A recent NAE survey found that 95 percent of our evangelical leaders have visited a prison, and many have overseen ongoing prison ministries. In the biblical creation account the family …

Elevating the Issue

June 21, 2013 ...

The President can convene a national summit on human trafficking calling attention to trafficking as a serious national issue, and discussing ways that churches, businesses and concerned individuals can work together to combat modern slavery. Those who escape from trafficking need skilled counseling and emotional support as well as practical assistance with housing and employment. …

Keep Chaplain Protections in National Defense Authorization Act

December 14, 2012 ...

The Honorable John Boehner U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Boehner, As conferees reconcile the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act, please ask them to retain sections 536 and 537, which are included in the House bill. These sections protect the religious freedom of military chaplains and service …

A Christian Case for Affordable Prison Phone Rates

November 30, 2012 ...

Persons who are incarcerated face severe constraints on their mobility, communications and potential for developing healthy relationships. In part, this is by design: Prison is a form of punishment, and is meant to be a deterrent to unlawful behavior. But being sentenced to serve time behind bars does not erase the human dignity that derives …

An Evangelical Perspective on Criminal Justice Reform

October 11, 2012 ...

There is no whitewash; the full range of human depravity is on display. Murder, rape, armed robbery, abuse, slavery, betrayal, adultery, violence, greed, deception — it’s all there. The Bible is clear that all human beings are sinners and, apart from Jesus Christ, are incapable of reaching their God-given potential. Evangelicals are also people known …