NAE Update, August 2010

General August 3, 2010

NAE Urges Cancellation of Planned Qu’ran Burning

The NAE encourages increased understanding and reconciliation between those of different faiths and backgrounds, and it laments efforts that work against a just and peaceful society. The plans recently announced by a Florida group to burn copies of the Qu’ran on September 11 show disrespect for our Muslim neighbors and would exacerbate tensions between Christians and Muslims throughout the world. The NAE urges the cancellation of the burning. (read more)

NAE Welcomes Passage of Fair Sentencing Act

The NAE applauds U.S. Congress’ bipartisan passage of legislation to reduce the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine offenses last week. The bill passed the Senate in March and now awaits President Obama’s signature. (read more)

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The month’s designation is sponsored by FEMA’s Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Advertising Council, and its purpose is to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. (read more)

Immigration Resources

As the national debate on immigration continues to grow, it’s important to think through the issue with a biblical framework. With this in mind, the NAE is providing special rates for the following resources: “Welcoming the Stranger”(book by Matthew Soerens & Jenny Hwang) for $10, list price: $15; “Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible” (book by M. Daniel Carroll R.) for $10, list price: $16.99; “Immigration and the Bible” (a DVD presentation by M. Daniel Carroll R.) for $5; or all three for $20.  Books can also be ordered in bulk. All costs include shipping. (go shopping)

 

Friends’ Events

Hope for the Coast

The Evangelical Environmental Network is sponsoring a concert for the Gulf Coast on Aug. 15 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala. Numerous contemporary artists, including Big Daddy Weave, Alicia, and Mark Harris, have committed to leading the time of worship. The funds raised will go towards purchasing groceries for those who have been most affected by the oil crisis. (read more) 

Restoring Under-Resourced Communities

The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Chicago where the organization began as a gathering of like-minded people and training around best practices in the development community. Join the CCDA September 7-11, 2010 for a celebration of where they have been and where they are going. (read more)

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