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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

NAE update - February 2015

February 2015

Challenging Presidential Candidates on Poverty
A group of about 100 Christian leaders, including NAE President Leith Anderson and many NAE board members, is inviting presidential candidates to produce a video stating how they propose to provide help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and abroad. Christians who believe government leaders are called to share God’s concern for the poor and vulnerable want to know how presidential candidates would approach this essential responsibility.  (read their letter)

Changing Denominations Common Among Evangelical Leaders
Evangelical leaders are more likely to have switched denominations than to have stayed in the same denomination all of their lives. Nearly 60 percent of evangelical leaders have changed denominations since childhood. "Evangelical traditions and denominations have more in common than many realize,” NAE President Leith Anderson said.  (read more)

Congratulations to Jim Meredith!
Jim Meredith is the NAE’s 2015 Centurion of the Year, which is an award for leaders who have exemplified commitment to the ministry of evangelical military chaplains. David Cyr, Executive Director of the NAE Chaplains Commission, said, "Jim Meredith’s ministry reflects that of a true disciple of Christ. He has followed God through a number of different assignments – serving evangelical chaplains and other service members and giving God the glory.” (read more)

Christian Student Leadership Conference
College students from across the country came to Washington, D.C., last month for the NAE's annual week-long Christian Student Leadership Conference. Highlights included hearing from Senate Chaplain Barry Black and Sen. Ted Cruz, visiting the House Floor with Rep. Jim Jordan the morning after the State of the Union address, and taking part in the March for Life.

Member Spotlight: John Brown University
Since 1919, John Brown University has educated students in a distinctly Christian community, providing an academic, spiritual and professional foundation for world-impacting careers. JBU is ranked first in best value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes . JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 40 states and 39 countries. (learn more)

Article Spotlight: World Evangelical Alliance New Secretary General is Filipino Bishop Efraim Tendero
Christian Post – The World Evangelical Alliance, which represents more than 600 million evangelicals around the globe, has announced the appointment of Bishop Efraim Tendero, currently the National Director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, as its next Secretary General. (read more)

Event Spotlight: Perceptions: Science and Religious Communities
A conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Perceptions will bring together national leaders in science and religion for conversation and to plan a course for future dialogue. NAE President Leith Anderson will present at the March 13 conference in Washington, D.C. (learn more)

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