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Court win for InterVarsity applauded by Southern Baptists

ST. LOUIS (BP) – Southern Baptist leaders commended the latest court victory for a student faith group that was removed from a state university campus for requiring its leaders to be Christians.

ERLC insta al Congreso a actuar tras el fallo de DACA

HOUSTON (BP) – La entidad de ética de la Convención Bautista del Sur pidió una pronta acción del Congreso después de que una corte federal detuviera el programa que ha impedido la deportación de inmigrantes que fueron traídos a los Estados Unidos cuando eran niños.

ERLC urges action by Congress after DACA ruling

HOUSTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity called for prompt congressional action after a federal court halted a program that has prevented the deportation of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

Senate acts to stymie China’s genocide of Uyghurs

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Senate approved an import ban on goods made by forced labor in western China on the same day global religious freedom advocates brought attention to the Communist Party’s genocidal campaign primarily against Uyghur Muslims in the region.

House panel rejects SBC-backed Hyde Amendment

WASHINGTON (BP)—The congressional effort to continue to prohibit taxpayer funds from paying for abortions suffered multiple setbacks Thursday (July 15).

Appeals court protects church freedom in employment decisions

CHICAGO (BP) – Religious freedom advocates praised a federal appeals court opinion that protects the freedom of churches and other religious groups in the face of government interference in employment decisions.

Capitol Hill Baptist Church, D.C. settle religious liberty suit

WASHINGTON (BP) – The District of Columbia has agreed to pay $220,000 in legal fees in a settlement with Capitol Hill Baptist Church. The settlement comes nine months after a federal court ruled the government could not prohibit the Southern Baptist congregation from meeting outdoors with proper safety measures in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 affected anti-trafficking effort, report says

WASHINGTON (BP) – Human traffickers took advantage of the conditions produced by the COVID-19 pandemic in the last year, but those working to combat the trade in human beings adapted their efforts to protect the vulnerable and aid victims, according to the U.S. State Department.

El comité de búsqueda presidencial para ERLC nombrado

NASHVILLE (BP) – Un comité de búsqueda ha sido nombrado para encontrar al sucesor de Russell Moore como presidente de la Comisión de Libertad Religiosa y Ética (ERLC) Bautista del Sur.

ERLC applauds repeal of rule enabling predatory loans

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity has cheered the enactment of a new federal law nullifying a rule that had the effect of permitting predatory loans nationwide.