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ERLC releases its first state policy agenda

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has released its first state public policy agenda, which examines upcoming pieces of state legislation that are noteworthy for Southern Baptists.

First season of relaunched ERLC podcast focuses on sexuality, gender  

NASHVILLE (BP) – The first season of the Ethics & Religious Liberty’s relaunched podcast primarily focuses on a highly requested topic, gender and sexuality.

Leatherwood calls on Christians to counter fear and anger

DALLAS (BP) – Christians can counter bitter and angry political division by returning to first principles and understanding proper categories, Brent Leatherwood told a gathering at Dallas Baptist University.

ERLC releases guide for political engagement

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has released a political engagement guide titled “The Nations Belong To God: A Christian Guide For Political Engagement.” The resource is meant to coincide with this year’s presidential election.

EXPLAINER: The terrorist group behind the drone attack in Jordan

On Sunday, Jan. 28, another Iran-backed militant group known as Islamic Resistance in Iraq launched a drone attack on a small outpost in the country of Jordan, killing three U.S. Army soldiers and injuring more than 30 service members. “We shall respond,” President Joe Biden said on Sunday. Over the past four months, Iran-backed militant groups have increasingly attacked both civilians and military forces throughout the Middle East. The increase in violence began when Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel, killing 1,400 people in what has been referred to as Israel’s 9/11.

Immigration reform, care for children highlight ERLC policy agenda, Leatherwood says

NASHVILLE (BP) – Congress is facing serious issues in a turbulent season as concerns at the border and aggression in the Middle East are front and center. Meanwhile, presidential election years are known to be less than productive as both major parties proceed carefully as voters take notice.

Psalm 139, BGCT place ultrasound machine in New Mexico pregnancy center

HOBBS, N.M. (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s Psalm 139 Project has partnered with the Baptist General Convention of Texas to place an ultrasound at Legacy Pregnancy Resource Center in Hobbs, N.M.

Religious freedom impacts economic prosperity, political rights, Johnson says

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Religious freedom impacts economic prosperity and political rights, U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson said Jan. 31 in his keynote address at the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington.

ERLC signs letter urging Congress to pass expansion of child tax credit

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has joined several pro-life organizations and advocates in calling on Congress to pass an expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC), which they believe will benefit low-income families and children.

ERLC releases 2024 public policy agenda

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) announced the organization’s policy priorities for the upcoming year through the entity’s annual federal public policy agenda, released Wednesday (Jan. 24).