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ERLC: Ultrasound placements continue to expand

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission intends to place 50 ultrasound machines in pregnancy resource centers during a two-year span in its ongoing and increasing effort to protect unborn children, acting President Daniel Patterson told messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting on Wednesday (June 16).

Acting president: ERLC will keep focus on Great Commission

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission will maintain the same aim in its work while the search is underway for a new leader, acting president Daniel Patterson said.

Southern Baptist leaders respond to second leaked letter from former ERLC president

NASHVILLE (BP) – A second letter written by former Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore has elicited response from Southern Baptist leaders and calls for an independent investigation.

Leaked Moore letter alleges pushback from leaders

NASHVILLE (BP) – In a letter written more than a year before his departure from the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, former president Russell Moore asserted that much of what he described as pushback from SBC leaders during his tenure resulted from his stances on race and sexual abuse issues.

Biden’s proposed budget excludes Hyde Amendment

WASHINGTON (BP)—The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity and other pro-life organizations are urging Congress to restore long-standing bans on federal funding of abortion that President Biden excluded from his proposed budget.

Russell Moore announces departure from ERLC helm

NASHVILLE (BP) – Russell Moore is leaving the presidency of the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, ending an occasionally controversial eight-year tenure, to take a role with Christianity Today, he announced Tuesday (May 18).

ERLC to place 7 ultrasound machines with Tennessee grant

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Tennessee’s governor and legislature have approved a grant that will enable the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission to place seven ultrasound machines at pregnancy resource centers in the state.

High court review of Mississippi abortion ban could be ‘generationally significant’

WASHINGTON (BP) – Pro-life advocates gladly welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement Monday (May 17) it would rule on the constitutionality of Mississippi’s ban on abortions of unborn children whose gestational age is more than 15 weeks.

SBC DIGEST: College ministers celebrate God’s work; Ultrasound placements in Knoxville

College ministers celebrate God’s work through students; Psalm 139 Project places two ultrasound machines in Knoxville

Worship encouraged as reply to division over COVID vaccine

WHEATON, Ill. (BP) – Evangelical Christians’ response to division in the church regarding the COVID-19 vaccine should primarily be to worship God, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said Tuesday (April 27) in an online conversation.