May 5, 2010
Supreme Court Rules on Cross Case
On April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that a Latin cross World War I memorial may remain for now on private land inside the Mojave National Preserve. The Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court to reassess its challenge to congressional action, which exchanged the public land around the cross memorial for a similar plot of land elsewhere in the desert. (read more)
Respecting Sex and Reducing Abortions: What Can Churches Really Do?
The NAE will hold a forum to discuss how evangelical churches can practically bring down the number of abortions in their congregations and communities and foster an environment where sex is respected and life is cherished. Stanton Jones, provost of Wheaton College, will keynote the forum in Wheaton, Ill., on May 20. (read more)
National Day of Prayer for Creation Care
The NAE and other partner organizations call for May 25 to be a day of prayer and covenant renewal for God’s creation across the United States. The Washington, D.C., events will include a noon time rally in the Upper Senate Park, a Capitol Hill briefing on the impacts of creation stewardship on the poor, and an evening Creation Care Concert by Dove Award winning artist Mark Shultz. (read more)
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
National Security Council Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, along with White House staffers, briefed evangelical leaders on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in a conference co-sponsored by the NAE and Two Futures Project. The treaty replaces the previous arms control agreement with Russia, which expired at the end of December 2009. The new agreement provides for verifiable reductions of approximately 30 percent in the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. The two countries would still possess the vast majority of the world’s nuclear weapons. The treaty must now be ratified by the U.S. Senate and the Russian Parliament. (read the START text)
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; “Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible” (book by M. Daniel Carroll R.) for $10; “Immigration and the Bible” (a DVD presentation by M. Daniel Carroll R.) for $5; or all three for $20. Purchase postpaid by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, making a contribution to the NAE website, or sending a check to the NAE at P.O. Box 23269, Washington, D.C. 20026. Be sure to indicate which materials you would like.
NAE Friends’ Events
Lausanne Conference Gatherings
In preparation for the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelism held in Cape Town in October 2010, the Lausanne Movement is hosting a series of conversations around the United States and throughout the world that will ensure that the issues presented at the Congress are part of a genuine global discussion. Find a conversation near you. (read more)
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