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ERLC brief urges court to rehear ‘ministerial exception’ case

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s religious freedom entity and other faith organizations have urged a federal appeals court to reconsider its application of the “ministerial exception” rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving employment decisions by churches and other religious institutions.

SBC DIGEST: ERLC condemns Chinese Communist Party; GuideStone aids Georgia pastors

During the current 45th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, the ERLC advocated for the religious freedom of children in China. While acknowledging no minister of the Gospel ever truly retires from service to the Lord, every pastor should consider how to prepare for his vocational retirement and the ministry God may have in his latter years.

New ERLC documentary tells Pearl Brown’s story

NASHVILLE (BP)—The decision to protect Pearl Joy Brown as an unborn child with a debilitating disorder, as well as the joy of her life and the grief in her death, is told by her parents in a new documentary film produced by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

SBC DIGEST: Psalm 139 Project places ultrasound machine; Asian American leaders meet with GuideStone

The Psalm 139 Project placed an ultrasound machine at Mosaic Sexual Health Clinic in Tallahassee; Leaders of the various Southern Baptist Asian American organizations met virtually with GuideStone leaders Thursday (Oct. 8).

EXPLAINER: What you should know about Judge Amy Coney Barrett

President Donald Trump has announced his nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the seat vacated by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

ERLC clarifies former policy director’s participation in Biden event

NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission issued a statement Wednesday evening (Sept. 23) regarding an appearance by a recently departed senior staffer on an online panel sponsored by the Joe Biden campaign.

Moore, others decry reported hysterectomies on detainees

WASHINGTON (BP) – Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and other evangelical Christian leaders have called for the federal government to make public its investigation into a report of hysterectomies performed on women without their consent at a Georgia immigrant detention center.

TRUSTEES: Gospel defines priorities, Moore tells ERLC

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Gospel of Christ defines the priorities of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Russell Moore told the entity’s trustees Wednesday (Sept. 15) at an annual meeting marked by reports of public policy, ministry and financial successes.

ERLC praises U.S. ban on Chinese imports

WASHINGTON (BP) – The United States’ newly announced ban on Chinese goods produced by government-sponsored labor forced largely on an ethnic minority group gained the praise of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC).

Urban, rural churches benefit from ‘Caring Well Challenge’

NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptist churches in Los Angeles and rural Tennessee are among those that benefited from the initial year of the “Caring Well Challenge,” and more congregations have the opportunity to do so as the initiative to prevent sexual abuse and care for survivors relaunches.