NAE Update, October 2010

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American Evangelicals and Cape Town 2010
By Carl Nelson, President of Greater Minnesota Association of Evangelicals and U.S. Delegate to Cape Town 2010

Cape Town 2010 is only a few days away, and American evangelicals have much that we can learn from our sisters and brothers in the global church. Cape Town 2010 is a forward-looking Congress seeking to prepare a new generation of leaders for the global church in the coming decades. Nearly one third of the delegates will be ages 20 to 40. (read more)

NAE Insight – Fall 2010

Church planting is key to growing and renewing the missions of churches and denominations of all traditions, backgrounds and sizes. The 2010 Fall NAE Insight looks at how churches and denominations are multiplying. It explains how religious freedom affects church planting and highlights the cell church phenomenon in Cambodia. This edition also updates readers on the California's Proposition 8 battle. (read more)

CNN Opinion: Colbert’s Reminder, Immigration a Moral Issue
By Galen Carey

Comedian Stephen Colbert used his signature humor last week to focus the nation's attention on a very serious issue: the treatment of the hardworking people who produce our nation's food supply. Some members of Congress complained that Colbert's testimony before the House Immigration Subcommittee was undignified; others took issue with his invocation of Christian values. (read more)

NAE Defends Marriage

On Nov. 4, 2008, California voters approved Proposition 8 by a margin of 52 percent to 47 percent, amending the state constitution to provide that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” (read more)

Most Favor Continued U.S. Presence in Afghanistan

Most U.S. evangelical leaders express qualified support for continued U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan, according to the August Evangelical Leaders Survey. (read more)

NAE Supports AZ School Tax Credits Law

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) filed an amici brief supporting an Arizona law that provides tax credits for contributions to scholarship trusts, which can be used by students attending either secular or religious schools. (read more)

From Generation to Generation

Don’t let the college student in your life miss the 55th annual Christian Student Leadership Conference Jan. 17-21, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The week-long conference allows students to meet with leaders in government and to learn how top leaders integrate their faith and politics. The theme of the 2011 CSLC is “From Generation to Generation.” We will look at top issues the United States is facing today and will continue to face in the students’ generation. (read more)

Longtime Christian Leader, Vernon Grounds, Dies at 96

Vernon Grounds served Denver Seminary, an NAE member institution, for 60 years as academic dean second president, president emeritus and chancellor. He died on September 12, 2010, at age 96. (read more)

NAE Friends’ Events

A Leadership Conference for Multicultural Ministry

Coming Together 2010 is the third annual leadership conference for multicultural ministry in Minneapolis-St. Paul. It is designed to equip Christian leaders with biblical foundations, cultural understanding, new relations and best-practice examples to be able to lead multicultural ministries. Join us Oct. 29 for inspiration, practical instruction and networking with other leaders. (read more)

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