Thursday, January 9, 2014

NAE UPDATE JANUARY 2014




January 2014

Congressional Rating by Evangelical Leaders
In the December Evangelical Leaders Survey, evangelical leaders were asked to rate the performance of Congress in 2013 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest approval rating. (read more)

NAE Insists on Religious Workplace Accommodations at Abercrombie & Fitch
The case of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Abercrombie & Fitch centers on Samantha Elauf who wore a hijab to her interview with Abercrombie & Fitch for a sales position. She was deemed ineligible for hire due to the store's headwear policy. The NAE joined a brief along with other organizations in support of Elauf. (read more)

The Hill’s Congress Blog: ‘Massacre of the Innocents’ is not Only an Old Story
By Leith Anderson, NAE President, and Geoff Tunnicliffe, World Evangelical Alliance General Secretary

There's one Christmas story you probably won't see on any cards this year. It won't be part of the live Christmas Eve nativity. The “massacre of the innocents” at the hand of King Herod isn't a story we like to dwell on when we sing of the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. But today, as Syria's ongoing civil war devastates the lives of millions and threatens Christian minorities with persecution, this story nestled at the end of Matthew’s Christmas narrative may be the one we need to hear. (read more)

Myths of the Christian Donor
Grey Matter Research published a white paper on the most common assumptions made about Christian donors. The piece responds to major assumptions by citing thousands of interviews with donors, non-donors and clergy. (read more)

Member Spotlight: Every Nation Churches
Every Nation is a worldwide family of churches and ministries that exists to honor God by establishing Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, socially responsible churches and campus ministries in every nation. Since it was established in 1994, Every Nation has been making disciples, training leaders and planting churches all over the world. Its vision is to see a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church that will seek first the kingdom of God for the glory of Jesus Christ. (learn more)

Article SpotlightDC127 Aims to Connect City’s Foster Children with Families
Washington Post – Aaron Graham doesn’t believe he’s doing anything special with his new program, DC127, which seeks to find families for the city’s foster children. He says he’s just following instructions that were written eons ago. “DC127 is actually inspired from a Scripture in the Bible — James 1:27 — which says true religion is to care for orphans and widows in their distress,” said Graham, who is pastor of the District Church. (read more)

Event SpotlightThe Justice Conference
World Relief’s The Justice Conference is a national conference and a network of partner sites — featuring internationally acclaimed speakers, hundreds of humanitarian organizations and pre-conference workshops — that annually educates, inspires and connects men and women around biblical and social justice, the vulnerable and oppressed. This year’s conference is in Los Angeles Feb. 21-22. (learn more)

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