The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) grieves the loss of lives in Kenya, where gunmen targeted Christians and killed nearly 150 students at Garissa University College on April 2.
“Our hearts break for Christians killed in countries dominated by other religions,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “But Kenya is a majority Christian nation. This is persecution on a new and greater level. Christians have died because they are Christians in a majority-Christian land.”
At its most recent meeting, the NAE board issued a statement concerning the persecution of Christians around the world and called on evangelicals to “engage in sustained prayer for those whose lives are threatened and especially for the family members of the martyrs who have been brutally killed” and to “give generously toward the needs of refugees and for the rebuilding of shattered communities.”
The NAE also urges evangelicals to pray that government leaders will have wisdom …