NAE Agrees: No More Land Mines

June 30, 2014 ...

“This is a long overdue step,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “The Obama administration should quickly finalize its review of the treaty, a process that has already taken nearly five years.” Despite expensive mine clearing operations, to which the United States contributes generously, land mines continue to kill and maim innocent civilians long after wars …

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, …

Statement on Syrian Refugee Crisis

January 7, 2014 ...

The conflict in Syria has created one of the world’s most pressing humanitarian situations in decades and has become a serious threat to peace and security in the region. Since 2011, more than 100,000 people have been killed [1] as a result of the conflict and more than six million people have been internally displaced …

U.S. Signature Moves Arms Trade Treaty Forward

September 25, 2013 ...

“The U.S. signature shows our nation’s commitment to curbing the deaths of civilians around the globe who are killed each year by unscrupulous regimes, criminals, illegal militias and terrorist groups,” said Galen Carey, NAE Vice President of Government Relations. “Terrorists and thugs should not be allowed to legally buy weapons that will be used to …

What to Do on Syria

September 5, 2013 ...

On September 3 the National Association of Evangelicals surveyed evangelical leaders to ask “Should Congress authorize direct U.S. military intervention in Syria?” Sixty two and a half percent said no. Thirty seven and a half percent said yes. I was surprised because I expected the answers would be the other way around. We’ve gotten ourselves …

Most Evangelical Leaders Oppose Syria Strike

September 1, 2013 ...

“Like millions of other Americans, evangelical leaders are questioning what the long-term impact of a U.S. military intervention would be on Syria and the surrounding areas,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “There is no way to know, but most of our leaders think military action against Syria is the …

U.S. Signature on Arms Trade Treaty

August 19, 2013 ...

Dear Mr. President: We congratulate your Administration for helping to successfully conclude negotiations for an effective global Arms Trade Treaty earlier this year. The U.S. decision to join other leading supporters of the ATT helped overcome the consensus-blocking actions of three states and was critical to securing the overwhelming support for the treaty at the …