Whereas, religious persecution, including violence, is prevalent in many sections of the world such as Hungary, Spain, and Colombia, South America, and

Whereas, the principle of freedom of religion is provided for in the Constitution of the United States and is recognized as a cornerstone of our democratic way of life, and

Whereas, the National Association of Evangelicals has consistently taken every opportunity to support the cause of religious liberty both in the United States and abroad,

BE IT RESOLVED THAT we hereby reaffirm our conviction of the necessity of separation of Church and State as a prerequisite of religious liberty, and that we urge the evangelical constituency and the government officials who represent them to take every possible step toward the abolition of religious persecution and discrimination.