Articles on Religious Liberty

For the second time in June, Christians and social conservatives have reason to celebrate the rulings handed down by the United States Supreme Court. In early June, the Supreme Court handed down a decision telling government officials to respect religious... Continue...

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the Washington Supreme Court in Arlene’s Flowers Inc. v. Washington and remanded the case to be re-heard by the lower court. Arlene’s Flowers centers on a 73-year-old Southern Baptist, Barronelle Stutzman.... Continue...

In February 2017, a court sentenced former deacon Zhang Xiuhong of the Living Stone Church in China to five years in prison for alleged "illegal business operation." Later that year, it was reported that authorities had tortured Pastor Zhang Shaojie... Continue...

Today, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of Jack Phillips in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case centered on a Colorado baker named Jack Phillips who was punished for refusing to create a wedding cake for... Continue...

It would be a mistake to interpret today’s Supreme Court ruling as an overwhelmingly sweeping win, or one that resolves all the ongoing tensions over religious liberty and LGBT rights. The ERLC has an explainer on the case. Legal experts... Continue...

War continues to ravage eastern Ukraine, where conflict erupted in April 2014, following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the violent actions of pro-Russian separatists. Along with forcing millions of people from their homes, the ongoing conflict has also resulted in... Continue...

The California Assembly approved a bill that will make it illegal to sell or advertise resources that offer treatment or ministry to reduce or eliminate same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria.  Assembly Bill 2943, which is headed to the state senate,... Continue...

“I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for... Continue...

National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Xavier Becerra, Attorney General of California is a case before the Supreme Court about a California law threatening to shut down pregnancy resource centers serving women and children in need. What is... Continue...

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has been working for years to protect our Christian brothers and sisters in Malaysia from increasing levels of persecution by working for the religious freedom of all Malaysians. At the end of January, Malaysia’s... Continue...