On Community Development

March 21, 2016 ...

After serving on the board of the Christian Community Development Association for many years, he established the CCDA Institute, which equips emerging church leaders in the philosophy of Christian Community Development, and he currently serves as chief executive officer of CCDA. Noel is a highly sought after speaker, motivator and mentor to young leaders throughout …

How Christians Transform Schools

March 14, 2016 ...

We all know that education is a pathway to purpose, hope and a future. For most American children (88 percent) — even those who come from religious households (83 percent) — this education takes place in a public school, despite the popular perception that many religious parents choose private or home-school for their kids. Our …

What Churches Can Do About Educational Inequality

November 15, 2015 ...

In Today’s Conversation with Leith Anderson, Nicole Baker Fulgham talks about her work helping faith communities close the academic achievement gap in public schools. In this podcast, you’ll hear from an education policy expert on: What the term “education inequality” means and looks like; The achievement trend lines in American classrooms; Her personal background growing up in Detroit; and …

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 …

Evangelicals Choose Public Schools

August 1, 2012 ...

“Just like most parents, evangelical leaders want the best for their children and for their communities,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “Sometimes that means home school, sometimes it means private school, but more often than not, it means public school.” The evangelical leaders were asked “Are (or were) your children enrolled in private, public or …

Economic and Cultural Renewal

January 1, 1999 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) supports in principle the vision of economic and cultural renewal through private organizations, and supports legislative initiatives targeted at community renewal, economic empowerment, and educational opportunities for low-income families. As a means of encouraging economic development and promoting effective private compassion, NAE urges careful consideration of the following three …

Declaration for Public Education

January 1, 1998 ...

Whereas, public schools were founded as one of the means of educating future generations to be capable of assuming their responsibilities as citizens, discover truth and develop moral character; Whereas, the churches and all people of faith have an opportunity to assist local schools and communities to secure a safe learning environment, academic excellence, meaningful …