NAE Condemns Iranian Pastor Conviction

September 29, 2011 ...

“As Christians we believe faith should be by choice, not coercion,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “Iran’s conviction and threatened execution of Pastor Nadarkhani is religious persecution at its worst.” In September 2010, Nadarkhani was sentenced to death by hanging for apostasy. The Iranian Supreme Court upheld Nadarkhani’s conviction in July, while ordering a re-examination …

U.S. Evangelicals Pick the U.K.

August 1, 2011 ...

Evangelicals have long engaged in education, medical care and missions in countries around the world. This engagement led to the August Evangelical Leaders Survey asking what other countries besides America evangelical leaders admire. “Love for country and patriotism is a common characteristic of American Christians,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals. …

Evangelicals Pray for Ivory Coast

April 3, 2011 ...

“Evangelical missionaries have worked in Ivory Coast since the 1920s, planting churches and supporting schools, hospitals and other social ministries,” said NAE President Leith Anderson. “Our hearts go out to the people of Ivory Coast who desperately want peace, and especially to those who have lost loved ones in the recent fighting.” After winning independence …

NAE Responds to Afghanistan Killings

April 1, 2011 ...

“The actions of one church in Florida do not represent the vast majority of Christians, who desire to live in peace with their neighbors,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “But violence against other human beings is never an appropriate response.” Earlier this year, a proposed Qu’ran burning event was broadly condemned by American religious leaders. …

Most Favor Continued U.S. Presence in Afghanistan

August 1, 2010 ...

Many agree with Steve Moore, President of The Mission Exchange, who said, “We have no choice but to finish what we started, but I’m increasingly doubtful we can solve the problems we are facing with traditional military options.” The survey highlighted the complexity of judgments toward the war with 34 percent of evangelical leaders opting …

Sudan at the Crossroads

April 6, 2010 ...

International observers, including the Carter Center and the International Crisis Group, have questioned the integrity of the national election process. The main opposition party recently announced a boycott of the elections. The likely winner of the elections, current President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, is wanted by the International Criminal Court for trial on charges of war …

NAE Joins Faith Leaders at White House Meeting on Sudan

October 2, 2009 ...

“Sudan is entering a critical period with national elections in 2010 and a status referendum on southern Sudan in 2011,” said Galen Carey, NAE Director of Government Affairs. “If the fragile Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) is not strongly supported by the international community, with strategic leadership from the United States, Sudan could plunge into another …

Humanitarian Aid Needed in Sri Lanka

June 24, 2009 ...

The aftermath of Sri Lanka’s three-decade-old armed conflict has displaced more than 300,000 people who are desperately in need of food, medical assistance and other basic needs. They include malnourished children, pregnant and lactating mothers and the elderly. “Despite being a small minority, the Christian community is valiantly and sacrificially giving to meet these needs, …