NAE Update: September 2009

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September 8, 2009

The NAE Calls for Civility in Health Care Reform Debate
As has been its practice for more than 15 years, the NAE continues to welcome public dialogue and debate over health care reform. While a majority of Americans enjoy access to high quality and technologically advanced medical services, the continued escalation in the cost of health care is clearly unsustainable. We call on evangelicals, and all Americans, to engage in respectful and serious dialogue with our leaders and with each other. (read more) 

Need for Catastrophic Health Assurance
By Galen Carey, NAE Director of Government Affairs 

Earlier this year my wife was diagnosed with lung cancer. At the time we were working with World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, in Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world with virtually no modern medical personnel or facilities. Thanks to World Relief's excellent insurance plan, my wife was able to get first-class treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. (read more) 

Aaron Mercer Joins NAE to Direct Sanctity of Life Efforts
Aaron Mercer, former staff member in Sen. Sam Brownback’s office, has joined the NAE staff to serve as director of the NAE’s sanctity of life efforts. (read more)

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
In November, join with thousands of Christians worldwide in prayer for the Persecuted Church. Mark your calendars, inform your churches, and tell your friends about this opportunity to pray for your persecuted Christian family. (read more) 

NAE Friends’ Events

Walk For Economic Empowerment
The global economic crisis has caused a dramatic increase in hunger and poverty both at home and overseas. You can offer life-transforming savings and financial literacy to the world’s most vulnerable by joining World Relief’s 2009 Walk for Economic Empowerment on Sept. 26. (read more)