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Nigeria should be on CPC list, ERLC and others say

WASHINGTON (BP) – Nigeria should be restored to the list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom, a coalition that includes a Southern Baptist Convention entity has told Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Expansive pro-life legislation introduced in House, Senate

WASHINGTON (BP) – New legislation to help support pregnant women, young mothers and their children in a post-Roe America has gained congressional introduction.

EC approves Caring Well Sunday for abuse awareness

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee voted Tuesday (Sept. 20) to add a sexual abuse awareness day to be known as Caring Well Sunday to the SBC Calendar of Activities.

ERLC trustees hear from new president, discuss sexual abuse assessment

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Baptist witness the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has long provided in the public square “is needed now as much as ever,” Brent Leatherwood said Wednesday (Sept. 14) in his first presidential report to the entity’s trustees.

Court denies Jewish school’s request about LGBTQ group

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court has denied – at least for now – a request by the country’s oldest Jewish university that the justices block enforcement of a judicial requirement it must grant recognition to a gay and transgender student group.

Interim leadership led to Leatherwood’s ERLC election

NASHVILLE (BP) – A year of supposedly temporary leadership convinced a presidential search committee it need look no further for the next president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Commission, the leader of that effort said Tuesday (Sept. 13).

Supreme Court says Jewish university not required to recognize LGBTQ group

WASHINGTON (BP) – Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an order Sept. 9 that stayed a New York court’s requirement that the country’s oldest Jewish university officially recognize a gay and transgender gro

Nation’s oldest Jewish university fighting for religious liberty

WASHINGTON (BP)—The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has joined a diverse religious coalition in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the right of the country’s oldest Jewish university to act according to its beliefs.

U.N. report: China guilty of serious violations

GENEVA, Switzerland (BP) – A United Nations report that found China has committed “serious human rights violations” and possibly “crimes against humanity” toward the Uyghur people and other ethnic minorities confirms the authenticity of the evils previously reported, a Southern Baptist ethics leader said.

Yelp’s disclaimer concerning pregnancy support centers questioned

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission expressed its objections Thursday to a new policy by the website Yelp that the Southern Baptist entity said casts doubt on the medical qualifications of pregnancy resource centers.