Tuesday, June 4, 2013

EVANGELICAL UPDATE JUNE 2013




June 2013

Billy Graham Inspires Evangelical Leaders
As Billy Graham gears up for his final major outreach , evangelicals reflect on the impact he has made on them individually and for the movement, and anticipate hearing him one more time. The April Evangelical Leaders Survey showed that nearly half of NAE leaders (44 percent) have met Billy Graham, and 73 percent have attended a Billy Graham crusade. (read more)

Pray for Reform
The NAE and other evangelical organizations cooperating in the Evangelical Immigration Table have produced radio spots featuring local pastors talking about the need for immigration reform. The radio ads , which are airing on Christian radio stations, articulate evangelical principles for reform and encourage prayer for reform. As Congress considers immigration reform over the next several weeks, join other evangelicals as a prayer partner. (pray for reform)

Take a Stand
Is poverty focused development aid worth standing up for? Ask the 5.1 million living with HIV/AIDS that receive life saving antiretroviral treatments. Take a Stand is a movement of Christians who stand up for and alongside of people in extreme poverty. Join the campaign and tell Congress to protect poverty focused aid. (learn more)

World Refugee Sunday
World Refugee Sunday is June 16 and 23, 2013. Choose the Sunday that works best for your church or fellowship, and join churches around the world in praying for refugees and internally displaced people. (read more)

Freshway Owners Appeal HHS Ruling
The NAE is co-amici on a brief defending the Catholic owners of Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics as they contest the Health and Human Services’ mandate to cover contraception in company insurance plans. (read more)
 
Member Spotlight: Olivet Nazarene University
Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., is one of the largest Christian universities in the country. It recently announced a partnership with the Center for Law and Culture that will begin offering a minor in legal studies, designed to inspire virtuous public leadership and citizenship in the Judeo-Christian tradition. (read more)

Article Spotlight: Seminary Graduates not Always Ministering From the Pulpit
The Washington Post – Alethea Allen, a Virginia resident, graduated this week from Wesley Theological Seminary in Northwest Washington after years of divinity classes. But she has no intention of becoming a minister. Instead, Allen plans to keep practicing as a pediatrician in the Winchester area. Her seminary training, she said, will help her be a better doctor. (read more)

Event Spotlight: Bibles, Business & Badges
Colleagues from the faith, law enforcement, and business communities will descend on Washington, D.C., on June 12 to share their unique perspectives on why the United States needs immigration reform. The day will include a brief program featuring, Haley Barbour, former Governor of Mississippi, followed by hundreds of meetings with members of Congress. (RSVP now)

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