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  • Greear’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Study underway

    September 24 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Study underway

    Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Study is now “actively involved” in phase one of its two-year process, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission announced Sept. 19 following appropriation of $250,000 for the study by the SBC Executive Committee (EC).

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  • Both Kavanaugh, accuser need to be heard, Moore says

    September 21 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Both Kavanaugh, accuser need to be heard, Moore says

    A pivotal Supreme Court seat hangs in the balance while the U.S. Senate and America wait to learn if Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser will testify regarding her sexual assault allegation against President Trump’s nominee. Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said it is important to hear from both Kavanaugh and his accuser …

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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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  • Pro-immigrant ad supported by ERLC shared by thousands

    July 9 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pro-immigrant ad supported by ERLC shared by thousands

    Thousands have viewed and shared an open letter signed by Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and a related video endorsing just and fair immigration following a full-page ad in The New York Times. Moore, a longtime supporter of the just treatment of immigrants, is among eight faith leaders included in 65 initial and ethnically diverse …

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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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  • ERLC: New initiatives on women, abuse

    June 18 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC: New initiatives on women, abuse

    Russell Moore announced new initiatives on women and abuse during the report of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) Wednesday (June 13) at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Moore, the ERLC’s president, said the entity will convene a women’s summit as a major part of its work in the year …

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  • Cake baker’s 7-2 SCOTUS win affirms religious liberty

    June 5 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Cake baker’s 7-2 SCOTUS win affirms religious liberty

    The U.S. Supreme Court delivered an important, if not wide-ranging, victory for religious liberty June 4 in its continuing faceoff with sexual liberty. In a 7-2 opinion, a high court majority that included conservatives and liberals ruled the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated the religious free exercise clause of the First Amendment by penalizing …

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  • Evangelicalism needs to focus on cross, Moore says

    May 10 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Evangelicalism needs to focus on cross, Moore says

    American evangelical Christianity needs to be born again to an embrace of the cross of Christ, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said in a lecture on the Princeton University campus. Moore’s comments came in the annual William E. and Carol G. Simon Lecture on Religion in American Public Life.

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  • ERLC’s Moore urges persuasion to promote civility

    September 27 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC’s Moore urges persuasion to promote civility

    Americans should seek to persuade others – not pigeonhole them by classifications – to promote civility in a religiously diverse culture, Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore said in a Washington, D.C., panel discussion. Moore spoke during an event hosted by The Brookings Institution on the role of religious freedom in building public civility.

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  • Baptist leaders ask Trump to protect ‘Dreamers’

    August 31 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Baptist leaders ask Trump to protect ‘Dreamers’

    Several Southern Baptist leaders are among a group of evangelicals who urged President Donald Trump and the United States Congress to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country by their parents. The Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of Christian advocates for immigration reform, sent letters to President Trump …

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  • Deporting Iraqi Christians called ‘death sentence’

    June 21 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Deporting Iraqi Christians called ‘death sentence’

    Southern Baptist religious freedom advocate Russell Moore has joined other evangelical leaders in urging the Trump administration to stop its deportation of Christians to Iraq. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and six others asked the Department of Homeland Security, in a letter June 19 to end the deportations.

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  • Moore clarifies comments on Trump supporters

    December 20 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Moore clarifies comments on Trump supporters

    Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore has clarified that he never intended to criticize all evangelical supporters of President-elect Donald Trump, noting many were motivated by “biblical convictions” and “voted their conscience.” In a blog post, Moore acknowledged “pointed conversations in my denominational family about the election … some of them ... directed at me.”

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  • Moore contrasts ‘world’s form of power’ to God’s

    October 21 2016 by Marilyn Stewart, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore contrasts ‘world’s form of power’ to God’s

    Russell Moore, in chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, urged listeners not to depend on the wrong power for ministry and service. “When we buy into the premises of the world ... we buy into something that not only is a lie, it also ultimately harms us,” said Moore.

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  • Moore: gospel-defined conservatism needed

    August 30 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore: gospel-defined conservatism needed

    Christians need to make certain what they are seeking to conserve in America is distinguished by the gospel of Jesus Christ, Russell Moore told attendees of a conference on cultural engagement. Moore’s keynote speech came in the final session of the two-day national conference titled, like his address, “Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel.”

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  • Moore, Stanley candidly discuss ministry disagreements

    August 26 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Moore, Stanley candidly discuss ministry disagreements

    “Approach is everything,” said Andy Stanley, founder of Atlanta-area North Point Ministries, in a candid, on-stage conversation hosted by Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). The two influential leaders cordially disagreed on a range of ministry topics …

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