Letter to Senators on Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision

July 15, 2014 ...

Dear Senator, As you work to improve access to health care for all Americans, please protect the health of our nation by preserving religious freedom for all Americans. The National Association of Evangelicals, representing 40 denominations and millions of members, opposes S.2578 and any legislation that would force some Americans to either violate their religious …

Supreme Court Upholds Religious Freedom

June 30, 2014 ...

“This is a big step toward preserving and deepening America’s religious pluralism,” NAE President Leith Anderson said. “RFRA creates a level playing field for people from every faith, ensuring that Americans need not abandon their convictions when they open a school, charity or family business.” “The beauty of the American system is that it protects …

Letter to the President on Executive Order on Hiring Decisions

June 25, 2014 ...

The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America The White House Washington, DC 20500 by email, c/o Melissa Rogers, Executive Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Dear Mr. President: As leaders and supporters of faith-based service organizations, we ask that you include explicit religious freedom protections in any executive …

NAE Affirms World Relief’s Marriage Policy

March 26, 2014 ...

Established as the humanitarian arm of the National Associations of Evangelicals in 1944, World Relief mobilizes local churches to serve the most vulnerable worldwide through core strategies such as economic development, community health, disaster relief, and refugee resettlement. World Relief is committed to the principles of the Christian faith as expressed in the Bible, including …

Letter to the President on Religious Freedom

February 26, 2014 ...

Dear Mr. President, As religious leaders we write to express our appreciation to you for lifting up the issue of international religious liberty in your recent address at the National Prayer Breakfast. We stand in solidarity with you in advancing this cause. We applaud your words in support of Pastor Saeed Abedini and Kenneth Bae. …

Contraception Rule Misses Mark

July 8, 2013 ...

“The final rule still leaves many religious employers unprotected,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “The government should not compel any of its citizens to violate their consciences.” While most evangelicals do not oppose the use of contraception, there are concerns that some of the drugs required to be covered by health insurance policies are abortifacients. …

Standing Together for Religious Freedom

July 2, 2013 ...

Standing Together for Religious Freedom An Open Letter to All Americans We write as an informal and diverse group of religious leaders, theologians, lay practitioners and community servants. We believe the doctrines of our respective faiths require something of us beyond the walls of our churches, synagogues, temples, and other places of worship. Those faith …

HHS Proposed Rule Jeopardizes Religious Freedom

February 1, 2013 ...

“This is bad news for all who love religious freedom,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “The Obama administration should have done the right thing and dropped the contraception mandate, or at least should have exempted all religious organizations.” Under the proposed rule, objecting religious organizations are still required to pay for an insurance policy that …