Education Sunday: Churches Gear Up for Back-to-School Encouragement

Education Sunday: Churches Gear Up for Back-to-School EncouragementAs students head back to school, one national organization wants churches to get involved by celebrating Education Sunday, Sept. 4. … [Read more...]

Education Sunday: Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

Is there anything better than watching a child's face light up when she suddenly understands a new concept?My daughter Eden recently learned to snap, and her excitement over this new found ability causes her to share with every person we meet! Even as an adult, it feels great to master something new. My mom, Eden's grandmother, will complete her EdD soon, and the process of research and study has brought her deep joy. We never outgrow our God-given design, which includes the joy of … [Read more...]

National Education Sunday To Be Celebrated September 4, 2016

Thousands of Evangelical Congregations Will Encourage and Pray for Students, TeachersSACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC/CONEL), the nation's leading organization for 16 million Hispanic American Evangelicals, invites churches across the nation to celebrate Education Sunday on September 4, 2016. Thousands of churches have set aside time on the first Sunday of September to pray for and encourage students … [Read more...]

One Place Where Christians Should Begin Nurturing Racial Justice

In a season of heightened racial tensions, Christians across our nation are grieving violence and death across many communities. Church leaders are re-examining their role in bringing peace, hope and justice to their communities. Nicole Baker Fulgham is Founder and President of The Expectations Project. The peace and love of Christ is surely the antidote for the evil that turns God's human creation against one another on the basis of race, income or zip code. So where can we begin to build … [Read more...]

Rev. Rodriguez: Education in the United States is still not equitable for minority students

Dear Editor:I was heartened to see Juan Williams’ column “The Scandal of K-12 Education” bring prominence to what we on the ground know about education: it is not equitable across our nation if you are a minority student. It saddens me to read that Hispanic fourth graders in Alabama are reading two grade levels below their Hispanic peers in Florida. We know that a fourth grader’s reading level is a key indicator of whether a student will graduate from high school. The National Assessment of E … [Read more...]

Rev. Rodriguez Responds to GOP Platform

The Honorable Paul D. Ryan Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515Dear Chairman Ryan: On the eve of the 2016 Republican National Committee convention, as the eyes of the nation turn to Cleveland, I want to formally offer you a small but very important piece of unsolicited counsel on behalf of the 40,000-church network that comprises the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Council (NHCLC), the nation’s largest Hispanic evangelical organization. Tens of thousands o … [Read more...]

Trump’s meeting with CA Latino evangelicals – the aftermath

The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Leadership Conference takes 'On the Record' inside his organization's meeting with the 2016 presumptive GOP nominee: … [Read more...]

One In Four 2016 High School Graduates May Be Latino – And Ready To Vote

By Rev. Samuel RodriguezWe need more salsa in our school cafeterias.In less than six weeks, millions of American youth will graduate high school with high hopes for a bright future, and one out of four may be Hispanic. Many of these graduates will also be of voting age, joining millions of Americans casting ballots for president this November. In just seven years, the Hispanic percentage of public school students will soar to one in three.The Latino tide is rising. Like us or not, … [Read more...]