Faith Leaders Advise White House on Human Trafficking Efforts

by (@TheIRD) May 13, 2013

By Mikhail Bell (@Bellsworld) On April 10, the 14-member Faith-Based Advisory Council , of which Katharine Jefferts Schori, Leith Anderson and Lynne Hybels are members, announced the completion of a 36-page report, nearly one year after its first meeting on the issue. The document, entitled “Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern-Day Slavery,” recommends that: The Obama […]

Church Officials’ Priorities Post Election

by (@markdtooley) November 29, 2012

After the election Religion News Service asked prominent religious leaders, including some evangelicals, what they wanted from President Obama’s second term.  The answers are revealing. Southern Baptist leader Richard Land cited defending the “sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death,” protecting religious liberty for all, defending marriage as the union of man […]

Evangelical Groups: Immigration Reform “Imminent” Following Election

by (@JeffreyHWalton) November 13, 2012

Officials from 10 Evangelical organizations have cited “reduced pushback” against a citizenship pathway for illegal immigrants in their appeal for a new immigration policy. Central to the Evangelical Immigration Table’s new push was a sense that the legislative landscape had changed, even though control of the two houses of Congress and the presidency remained largely […]

Evangelicals, Immigration and the Law

by (@markdtooley) June 18, 2012

Last Friday the Obama Administration announced immigration law would no longer be enforced against hundreds of thousands of, and potentially several million, illegal immigrants under age 31 if they came to the U.S. prior to age 16. The policy is controversial not only for its substance but also because the Administration in unilaterally choosing not […]

Who Speaks? Reflections on the National Association of Evangelicals’ Resolution on “Immigration 2009”

by (@TheIRD) October 22, 2009

Alan F.H. Wisdom October 22, 2009 On October 8 the Board of Directors of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) adopted a new resolution advocating liberalized U.S. immigration policies. On the same day, NAE President Leith Anderson joined other religious leaders advancing a pro-immigration position at a Senate hearing. This high-profile advocacy places the evangelical association firmly on […]

Evangelicals and Immigration

by (@markdtooley) October 21, 2009

  The following article originally appeared on the American Spectator website, and is reproduced with permission. The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has adopted a new pro–liberalized immigration stance that is creating ripples among its conservative membership. Although NAE had touted its board’s supposedly unanimous backing, at least one prominent NAE member, the Salvation Army, has apparently […]

Evangelical Group Endorses Liberalized Immigration, Testifies Before Senate

by (@JeffreyHWalton) October 9, 2009

The president of the largest evangelical body in the United States testified in favor of liberalized immigration policies before a Senate subcommittee on Thursday, following an endorsement of immigration reform by the group’s governing board. “Why is immigration policy important to evangelicals?” National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) President Leith Anderson asked the Judiciary subcommittee on Immigration, […]

Votes of the Faithful Most evangelicals are not following the leftward lurch of some prominent Christian groups.

by (@markdtooley) October 31, 2008

  The following article originally appeared on the Weekly Standard website, and is reproduced with permission. The evangelical left, still stung by 70-75 percent evangelical support for George W. Bush in 2004, has been insisting that more evangelicals will vote Democrat if steered away from same-sex marriage and abortion and towards Global Warming and poverty. Leading the […]