Wenrich Signatory to ‘For the Health of a Nation’ Statement

CHICAGO, IL —President John Wenrich is one of more than 100 evangelical leaders who have signed a statement calling for evangelicals to “engage with humility, civility, intellectual rigor and honesty in the complex and contentious social issues that face our nation.”

The document published by the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and World Relief is posted online and appears today as a full-page ad in the Washington Post.

The statement highlights principles based on NAE’s “For the Health of a Nation,” the organization’s policy guide since 2004.

Other Covenanters signing today’s statement are Daniel Hill, senior pastor of River City Community Church in Chicago; Brenda Salter McNeil, associate pastor of Quest Church in Seattle; David Swaim, lead pastor and president of Highrock Network of Churches in Arlington, Massachusetts; Eugene Cho, president of Bread for the World; and Soong-Chan Rah, Milton B. Engebretson professor of church growth and evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary.

The statement invites “all followers of Jesus—whether Democrats, Republicans, or Independents—to join us in seeking the health of the nation for the good of all people.” People can add their signatures here.

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