NAE Adds Global Church Representative to Staff

May 28, 2015 ...

“While the majority of our work is focused on U.S. ministries, the National Association of Evangelicals cares deeply for God’s work around the world,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “The far too prevalent persecution of Christians in the world today reminds us that an NAE global church representative is much needed.” Correll recently retired as …

Arms Trade Treaty Launches Christmas Eve

December 22, 2014 ...

“On a day when Christians remember the angels’ message of peace through the birth of the promised Prince of Peace, we celebrate this modest, but important step toward peace around the world,” said Galen Carey, NAE Vice President of Government Relations. “With the Arms Trade Treaty in place, it will be harder for unscrupulous regimes, …

Letter to Ambassador of Israel on Har Nof Massacre

November 25, 2014 ...

The Honorable Ron Dermer Ambassador of Israel to the United States Embassy of Israel 3524 International Drive, NW Washington, DC 20008 Dear Mr. Ambassador: Please accept our deepest condolences as you and your nation grieve the tragic loss of life following the massacre at the Har Nof synagogue in Jerusalem. The murder of religious leaders …

Letter to the President on the Islamic State

August 26, 2014 ...

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, We are leaders of faith communities who are watching the escalating crisis in northern Iraq with mounting alarm. The Islamic State poses a serious genocidal threat to religious minorities in northern Iraq as well as Sunni and Shia Muslims …

Evangelical Leaders Reflect on Israel, Palestine

July 1, 2014 ...

“U.S. evangelicals have been concerned with the conflict between Israel and Palestine from the beginning,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “We continue learning as we engage in mission work, humanitarian relief and advocacy.” The NAE did not directly ask its leaders what their views on Israel and Palestine were …

Pledge of Solidarity and Call to Action for Religious Freedom in the Middle East

May 7, 2014 ...

Facts In today’s Middle East, the majority of the Christian faith communities, which include Orthodox, Catholics, and Protestants, suffer violence, abuse and injustice from extremist Islamic forces by virtue of being Christian. Now facing an existential threat to their presence in the lands where Christianity has its roots, the Churches in the Middle East fear …

What Americans Don’t Know About the Central African Republic

April 21, 2014 ...

The U.S. State Department invited a trio of American religious leaders to travel to the capital city of Bangui to see for ourselves and to talk peace. The three included Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Muslim Imam Mohamed Magid (President of the Islamic Society of North America) and me. Why us? According to TIME Magazine, …

Letter to the President on Pakistan

April 2, 2014 ...

Dear Mr. President, There is a crisis for religious freedom in Pakistan. Christians, as well as Shi’a Muslims, Ahmadi Muslims, Hindus and others face severe persecution at the hands of the government and militants. I respectfully ask that you name Pakistan as a “country of particular concern” under the International Religious Freedom Act. It is critically …