Policy Briefs from 2019

Southern Baptists affirm adoption as a central theological theme for our communities. We adopt because we ourselves were adopted through Christ into the family of God. A recent resolution of the Southern Baptist Convention stated this aspiration, “We pray what God is doing in creating an adoption culture in so many churches and families can point us to a

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On June 25, 2019, the ERLC led a coalition of scholars, religious and secular leaders, human rights advocates, and practitioners through the International Religious Freedom Roundtable expressing our serious concerns over the human rights violations and religious freedom abuses in China. The letter urges the Administration to counter China morally and make international religious freedom a top priority in

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The freedom of religion and belief is a fundamental human right. The right to believe, practice, and live according to one’s own religious faith is a God-given, fundamental human right. The government only officially recognizes five religious entities, all of which face significant pressure and are aggressively monitored and regulated. The Chinese government continues to

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The ERLC affirms that every human life is endowed by God with immeasurable dignity. Scripture illustrates the truth that every man, woman, and child is created in the image of God. We believe His knowledge of each person’s life precedes the creative act of conception. Abortion is not healthcare. If human dignity is given to

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The ERLC affirms that God created every person—male and female—in His own image endowed with equal value and dignity. We also affirm that every life is worthy of protection and that women should be treated justly under the law. Unfortunately, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) debate is tainted with abortion politics. Abortion denies precious lives,

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The ERLC joined a coalition of 86 faith-based nonprofits, religious entities, and institutions of higher education to state our opposition to H.R. 5, the Equality Act. Here are several excerpts from the letter: “We write on behalf of millions of Americans who are deeply concerned about the harms of the Equality Act, which undermines religious

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Southern Baptists believe that every person is created in the image of God. The Convention’s Baptist Faith & Message doctrinal document states that “children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord” and encourages members to “speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception

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