NAE Update: July 2009

General July 2, 2009

 New Voice for Evangelicals
By Leith Anderson, NAE President
Since 1942 the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) has spoken to cultural and political issues through the NAE Office of Government Affairs. During these 67 years only three persons have filled this influential and visible position so choosing a new director in 2009 has been an important decision. Galen Carey has been named to the post and will begin in NAE's Washington office on August 1. (read more) 

Galen Carey Named Director of Government Affairs of the NAE
Galen Carey served as the Washington Director of Advocacy and Policy for World Relief from 2002-2004. He was known as a leading evangelical voice on refugee, immigration, and international relief and development issues. Most recently he established an HIV/AIDS network and worked as the Regional Program Advisor for the World Relief Great Lakes Region, based in Bujumbura, Burundi. (read more)

NAE Insight - Summer 2009
The Summer edition of the NAE Insight highlights immigration and its impact on the Church, including its impact on missions strategy, how Hispanics are influencing evangelicalism, and how refugees are transforming churches. This edition also updates readers on the work of the NAE including the new Director of Government Affairs, court cases, and much more. (read more)
 

Evangelical Leaders Survey: Evangelicals welcome worship with others (June 2009)
Evangelical Christian leaders are overwhelmingly open to participate in worship with Christians from other Christian traditions. “This may surprise those who mistakenly stereotype evangelicals as separatists who keep their distance from those with different beliefs,” Anderson said. (read more) 

Christian Legal Society v. Newton
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted officials at the University of California Hastings College of Law the go ahead to exclude a student chapter of the Christian Legal Society (CLS) from operating at its campus. The CLS chapter’s statement of faith conflicted with the school’s nondiscrimination policies. (read more)
 

Salazar v. Buono
The NAE and Christian Legal Society joined forces to file a brief amici in a case involving the removal of a Latin cross at Sunrise Rock in the Mojave Desert in southeastern California. The case will be heard this fall by the U.S. Supreme Court. (read more)
 

Humanitarian aid needed in Sri Lanka
The International Director of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has called on Christians worldwide to help the Sri Lankan church meet the overwhelming humanitarian crisis affecting their country. The aftermath of Sri Lanka’s three decade old armed conflict has displaced more than 300,000 people who are desperately in need of food, medical assistance and other basic needs.  They include malnourished children, pregnant and lactating mothers and the elderly. (
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