Recently Added White Papers

In Washington, the new year brings a new Congress, a new Administration, a new balance of power, and carries with it new opportunities to pursue legislation that will serve Southern Baptists and the common good. We are excited to release today... Continue...

The tax-exempt status of religious institutions remains a topic of discussion in American public life, and from time to time, public debate regarding this issue flares up and becomes more intense. This appears to be one of those times, which is... Continue...

Executive Summary The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, consisting of approximately 50,000 churches in all 50 states. A key component of the Southern Baptist identity is a commitment to serve one’s neighbors by... Continue...

The 114th Congress begins its second session this year. While we celebrated some advances over the course of the last year, many important bills still await congressional consideration, including several that have made their way through the House but await... Continue...

The American founders viewed churches as a central institution within American life, because religion provided the moral foundation of self-restraint and community awareness necessary for the success of republican self-government. Many believed that the American experiment would not succeed without... Continue...

This year brings the beginning of the 114th Congress, and with it new opportunities to advance legislative issues important to Southern Baptists. The following is a partial listing of the various legislative and policy initiatives we will engage this year... Continue...

On Monday, the Supreme Court will decide the religious liberty case, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Read the latest issue analysis produced by ERLC. Andrew Walker Andrew Walker is the managing editor of Canon and Culture. He also serves as the Director of... Continue...

The second session of the 113th Congress is likely going to be a very difficult period legislatively. Between election year jockeying and the ongoing political rancor it will be hard to find a path forward for many of the bills... Continue...