Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MAY 2013 NAE UPDATE




May 2013

Building Partnerships to Eradicate Modern-day Slavery
In April, the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships released its extensive report on human trafficking. The document urges the President and his administration to elevate human trafficking on his agenda and offered 10 specific recommendations for the President to consider. (read more)

Become a Prayer Partner for Immigration Reform
Join other NAE members in praying for our leaders as they discuss and vote on immigration reform proposals. The “Pray4Reform Prayer Challenge” will provide timely prayer requests over the next 13 weeks. For this week, pray by name for the 18 members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who are now considering bipartisan immigration reform proposals. (sign up)

The Hill’s Congress Blog: Bipartisan Bill Would Ease Prison Overcrowding
By Galen Carey

Thirty years ago, the National Association of Evangelicals adopted a policy statement condemning America's overcrowded and non-rehabilitative prisons… Looking back three decades later, it is remarkable how true our statement remains, and how little policymakers have done to improve the situation in our prisons. (read more)

NAE Supports Tax Credit for Education
The NAE joined an amici brief in support of New Hampshire's tax credit program for businesses that wish to help students attending private schools. The program is being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State. (read more)

NAE Insight Receives Award of Excellence
NAE Insight took home the top award for newsletters at the 2013 Evangelical Press Association convention on May 3. We hope you’ve enjoyed the NAE Insight, too. (view the full list of winners)

Leith Anderson Scholarship
Knox Theological Seminary and Logos Bible Software awarded its first Leith Anderson Scholarship to Gary Golike, a pastor in Nebraska with 33 years of ministry experience. Applications are being accepted for a second scholarship, valued at $18,000. The scholarship is in honor of NAE President Leith Anderson. (read more)

Member Spotlight: Church of God
The Church of God denomination, based in Cleveland, Tenn., has a rich 125-year history focused on communicating the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit, and now has a world-wide membership of over 7 million with a presence in nearly 180 countries. At its last general assembly, it passed an Affirmation of Marriage document. (read more)

Article Spotlight: For Evangelicals, a Shift in Views on Immigration
The New York Times – In the pews of the First Baptist Church of Orlando, where thousands of evangelical Christians gather on Sundays to worship and sing, a change of heart is happening on the once toxic issue of immigration. (read more)

Event Spotlight: Bread for the World’s National Gathering
Join other anti-poverty advocates in Washington, D.C., June 8-11. Bread for the World’s National Gathering will include workshops on poverty-focused development assistance, advocacy in the 21st century, moving Congress, and building community coalitions, as well as opportunities to worship, network and meet with congressional leaders. (read more)

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