Wednesday, October 1, 2014
NAE UPDATE - October 2014
World Food Day (October 16)
World Food Day is observed in more than 150 countries each year on October 16. The NAE has materials, including bulletin inserts, a discussion guide, a placemat, a Sunday School lesson and videos, available for free download at www.nae.net/worldfoodday. Physical copies of the discussion guide and placement are also available via our online shopping cart. Consider how you, your church or your small group might participate this year, and let us know what your plans are!
Evangelical Leaders Reflect on Israel, Palestine
Forty percent of U.S. evangelical leaders indicate some change in their thinking about Israel and Palestine over the past 15 years, according to the July Evangelical Leaders Survey. The most common change, mentioned by about a fourth of respondents, is a greater awareness of the struggles faced by the Palestinian people. (read more)
High Court to Decide Pregnant Workers’ Rights
Peggy Young asked her employer, UPS, for light duty after her doctor recommended that she not lift more than 20 pounds while pregnant. UPS denied her request. The NAE joined with 23 other pro-life organizations in an amici brief to the Supreme Court supporting Young and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. NAE Vice President Galen Carey also joined a press teleconference on the case, which is particularly important for mothers in or on the brink of poverty. (read more)
The Family Project
This spring, we let you know about Irreplaceable, a documentary-styled movie by Focus on the Family, that surveyed modern trends in the areas of sexuality, marriage, family and parenting. Focus has created a complementary small group video curriculum, The Family Project, for more in-depth study. (learn more)
Member Spotlight: Accord Network
Accord Network is a catalyst for learning, collaboration and building Christ-centered unity around the shared vision of eliminating poverty. Accord Network serves Christian organizations and churches involved in this vision to achieve the highest standards, principles and effectiveness in relief and development. Its annual Developing Excellence Forum will be Nov. 4-6 in Colorado Springs. (learn more)
Article Spotlight: What's Lost in Not Recognizing Campus Religious Groups
The Atlantic – This fall, California State University revoked the official club status of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship groups across its 23 campuses. InterVarsity was founded in 1938 and hosts nearly 1,000 chapters across the country today; it allows any student to be a member, but requires its leaders to affirm its “doctrinal basis,” which includes belief in the Bible’s “trustworthiness.” (read more)
Event Spotlight: National Prayer Assembly
Are you sensing a call of God to a time of intense intercession for the United States? A number of Christian leaders have heard that call and are inviting you to Washington, D.C., Oct. 29-30 for a National Prayer Assembly. This gathering is being sponsored by America’s National Prayer Committee, The International Prayer Council, Mission America Coalition, and Renewal of America. (learn more)
For more events, go to www.evangelicalevents.com.
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