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Capitol Conversations Episodes

Capitol Conversations covers the policy debates and news shaping our world as we aim to foster a new evangelical imagination for political engagement.
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September 9, 2021

Top Three Public Policy Stories from August

ERLC’s acting director of public policy, Chelsea Sobolik shares the top three stories from Washington, D.C., that you need to

Human Dignity

Matthew Soerens on Afghan refugees

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September 2, 2021

As the United States departed from Afghanistan, there remains an urgent humanitarian crisis in the country, both for the U.S.’s

Public Policy

August Profiles: Yuval Levin on institutions, public service at the White House and his family’s immigration story

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August 26, 2021

With Congress in August recess, we take a break from our usual policy focused conversations and host interviews with leaders

Public Policy

A Final Show Part 2: David French on religious liberty, pro-life policy, and January 6th

We are in a season of transition at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission after Russell Moore’s move to Christianity

Public Policy

A Final Show Part 1: Reflections from the Leland House with Jeff, Chelsea, and Travis

We are in a season of transition at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission after Russell Moore’s move to Christianity

Predatory Lending

National Latino Evangelical Coalition’s Gabriel Salguero on the payday lending debt trap

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May 13, 2021

Jeff Pickering and Brooke Kramer are joined by the Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero to discuss why Christians should care about

Immigration

World Relief’s Matthew Soerens on President Biden’s refugee admissions decision

Jeff Pickering and Travis Wussow welcome Matthew Soerens of World Relief, a refugee resettlement agency, to the roundtable to talk

International Religious Freedom

USCIRF Chair Gayle Manchin on the global threats to religious freedom

This week, Jeff Pickering, Chelsea Patterson Sobolik, and Travis Wussow are honored to welcome Gayle Manchin, Chair of the United

Prison Reform

Prison Fellowship’s Heather Rice-Minus on the church and criminal justice reform

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April 21, 2021

Jeff Pickering welcomes back Heather Rice-Minus of Prison Fellowship to talk about the church, criminal justice reform, and why Christians

Adoption

Three adoption issues you should know about and a farewell to our audio engineer Gary Lancaster

Adoption is a priority of the ERLC’s work, both in policy advocacy and family ministry. Jeff Pickering, Chelsea Patterson Sobolik,