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  • Former House staffer joins ERLC staff in Washington

    November 8 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Former House staffer joins ERLC staff in Washington

    Former congressional staff member Chelsea Sobolik is a new policy director in the Washington office of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). Sobolik worked on pro-life, adoption and foster care issues as well as domestic and international religious freedom during three years of service in the House of Representatives.

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  • Stand for Life becomes ERLC initiative

    November 5 2018 by Tom Strode & ERLC Staff | with 0 comments
    Stand for Life becomes ERLC initiative

    The popular online, pro-life group Stand for Life has become a new initiative of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). The ERLC and Stand for Life announced the change Nov. 1 for a ministry that began about three years earlier with a single post on social media.

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  • Sexual abuse, grief & hope focus of ERLC panel

    October 22 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sexual abuse, grief & hope focus of ERLC panel

    Women are grieving and male church leaders should join them in their grief over the sexual abuse and assault so many have suffered, panelists said Oct. 12 during the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) annual national conference. A panel of lawyers and female Christian leaders addressed sexual abuse and assault …

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  • ERLC panel: Openness about brokenness needed

    October 18 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC panel: Openness about brokenness needed

    Christians need to be more open about their personal and family brokenness to give hope to those inside and outside the church, panelists said Oct. 12 during the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) annual national conference. The panel addressed “The Sin-shattered Family: Gospel Hope for Broken Families and Broken Homes” …

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  • Beth Moore: Parenting goal focused on Jesus

    October 17 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Beth Moore: Parenting goal focused on Jesus

    Beth Moore’s primary parenting goal was for her daughters to know Jesus is everything, the popular Bible teacher told the audience at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) 2018 national conference. Moore answered questions from ERLC President Russell Moore in an Oct. 12 session during “The Cross-shaped Family” …

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  • Repentance vital in Christian homes, ERLC speakers say

    October 16 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Repentance vital in Christian homes, ERLC speakers say

    Repentance should mark Christian parenting, participants were told Oct. 12 at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s 2018 national conference.  Bible teacher Jen Wilkin and Philadelphia, Pa., pastor Eric Mason both pointed to repentance from sin as vital for a Christian home during “The Cross-shaped Family” …

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  • Moore: Cross frees Christians to love their families

    October 15 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore:  Cross frees Christians to love their families

    The biblical understanding that Christians have been crucified with Christ liberates them to love their families genuinely, Russell Moore said Oct. 11 at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) fifth annual national conference.  Moore, the ERLC’s president, delivered the opening address to about 950 people gathered for “The Cross-shaped Family” …

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  • ERLC conference focuses on ‘cross-shaped family’

    October 12 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC conference focuses on ‘cross-shaped family’

    The gospel’s centrality for the family will be in the spotlight when the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) opens its fifth annual national conference Oct. 11. About 950 people are expected to gather for “The Cross-Shaped Family” Oct. 11-13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

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  • Human dignity addressed by ERLC in Capitol Hill event

    October 9 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Human dignity addressed by ERLC in Capitol Hill event

    Human dignity, as a biblical doctrine, should shape how Christians view the unborn, elderly and refugees as well as religious liberty, sexual assault and civil discourse, Southern Baptist ethics leaders told a gathering on Capitol Hill. The expansiveness of human dignity was set forth Oct. 2 by staff members of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission …

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  • Moore: ERLC called during ‘crisis of credibility’

    September 10 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore: ERLC called during ‘crisis of credibility’

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is called to equip followers of Christ to minister during a “crisis of credibility,” Russell Moore told the entity’s trustees Wednesday (Sept. 5) at their annual meeting. Moore made his comments on the occasion of his fifth anniversary as the ERLC’s president.

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  • Nat’l CP 2.59% ahead of projection

    September 6 2018 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    Nat’l CP 2.59% ahead of projection

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 2.59 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection, and 0.01 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from D. August Boto, SBC Executive Committee interim president and executive vice president for convention policy.

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  • ERLC internships: Investing, life-changing

    September 5 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC internships: Investing, life-changing

    For the Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity, its internship program provides an opportunity to influence future Christian leaders. For its interns, it can bring a new direction in life. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) completed in recent weeks its summer program with multiple interns in both of its offices – Nashville and Washington, D.C.

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  • ERLC video: Malaysian liberty burdened by I.D. cards

    August 6 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC video: Malaysian liberty burdened by I.D. cards

    Malaysia’s religious registration requirement is a heavy burden to their freedom, non-Muslims say in a new documentary produced by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). The ERLC premiered the nine-minute video – “Malaysia: A Fight for Freedom and Identity” – during a July 26 Capitol Hill discussion of religious liberty in Southeast Asia.

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  • Federal court protects liberty, life in Texas case

    July 19 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Federal court protects liberty, life in Texas case

    A federal appeals court ruling that protects a church’s internal communications buttressed both religious freedom and defense of the unborn, according to the Southern Baptist Convention’s church-state entity. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans reversed July 15 a federal judge’s order requiring the Roman Catholic bishops and archbishops of Texas …

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  • ERLC: Church’s internal discourse needs protection

    July 2 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC: Church’s internal discourse needs protection

    An effort by Texas abortion providers to obtain a church’s internal communications would violate the First Amendment and a federal law protecting religious freedom if successful, according to the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). The ERLC filed a friend-of-the-court brief June 25 urging the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals …

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