NAE: Sex, immigration and Cuba

by Ruth Moon

According to a survey, 63 percent of evangelical leaders in the U.S. want the United States to lift its Cuba embargo.

NAE leaders joined a march to advocate for immigration reform last weekend.

The NAE held a forum on “Respecting Sex and Reducing Abortions” earlier this month.

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NAE: Global conversation

by Ruth Moon

The NAE is involved in a D.C. discussion about what issues affect evangelicals in the public square.

The hands on the Doomsday Clock moved back one minute; it is now six minutes to midnight.

NAE: Looking ahead

by Ruth Moon

A poll of evangelical leaders revealed abortion, moral relativism and mistreatment of others are the three issues the leaders are most concerned about entering 2010.

The NAE protested a proposed policy change that would weaken restrictions on sex trafficking.

NAE leaders asked Senators to withhold approval of the health care bill if it approves federal funding for abortion.

NAE: More radio

by Ruth Moon

NAE Director of Government Affairs Galen Carey signed a letter to the House of Representatives advocating for more low-power FM radio stations. Many of the current low power bandwidths feature stations owned by local churches.

NAE: Adoption and abortion

by Ruth Moon

NAE Director of Government Affairs Galen Carey signed a letter calling for support of a Senate bill extending 2001 monetary adoption incentives.

Carey and NAE President Leith Anderson also wrote a letter asking Senators to support the Nelson-Hatch amendment to the proposed health care bill.

The Manhattan Declaration: Christians Unite on Life, Marriage, & Liberty

by Tobin Grant

Yesterday, a coalition of Christian leaders (some political, some not) announced the “Manhattan Declaration“.  Most of the leaders were Evangelicals, but conservative leaders from Anglican, Catholic, and Orthodox churches were also signatories.

The Declaration is a call “to reaffirm fundamental truths about justice and the common good…These truths are:

  1. the sanctity of human life
  2. the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife
  3. the rights of conscience and religious liberty.”

You can read more about the Declaration at the NYT.

Most of the signatories are conservatives, both politically and religiously.  However, there were many influential conservative groups that are part of this coalition.  Here is a breakdown of which of the groups we tracked signed the Declaration.

Groups that were original signatories:

  • ADF
  • Al Mohler
  • Chuck Colson/Break Point
  • Ethics and Public Policy Center
  • Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and Richard Land
  • Evangelicals for Social Action
  • Family Research Council
  • Focus on the Family Action
  • Institute on Religion and Democracy
  • National Association of Evangelicals
  • Susan B. Anthony List

Groups that were not original signatories:

  • ACLJ
  • AFA
  • AUL
  • CBN
  • Center for Just Society
  • Center for Moral Clarity
  • CWA
  • Faith in Public Life
  • Liberty Counsel
  • National Right to Life Committee
  • Relevant’s “Reject Apathy”
  • Sojourners
  • Traditional Values Coalition

NAE: Response to Ft. Hood

by Ruth Moon

The NAE responded to the Fort Hood shootings with a call for prayer.