Capitol Conversations Episodes by Title

Senator Lankford on physician assisted suicide Senator Lankford, Oklahoma (webpage) Explainer: How to reject physician-assisted suicide - ERLC.com Extended podcast interview with ethicist Ben Mitchell on assisted suicide - ERLC.com What I said to my state's legislators about assisted suicide... Continue...

Appropriations Explainer: How to reject physician-assisted suicide - ERLC.com Charitable giving Background: (2014) Tax reform proposal threatens charities - Baptist Press Southern Baptists Serving Their Neighbors - ERLC Information from Charitable giving Coalition International 2016 USCIRF Report What is USCIRF?... Continue...

Matthew Hawkins, Steven Harris, and Travis Wussow discuss Washington politics of the last week of September, including possible legislative solutions for Dreamers and the Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HR 36). Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Legislative proposals to... Continue...

The nation’s eyes are on Congress one week away from the November 2018 elections, but the most consequential changes to public policy which affects your daily life happen on your state and local ballots. For one of those ballot initiatives,... Continue...

Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, the ERLC policy team invites former Republican strategist Brent Leatherwood to the roundtable. Brent offers an insider’s look into the campaign trail, political polling, and the races to watch on election night. The group... Continue...

Matt, Travis and Jeff discuss the previous week’s Capitol Hill drama surround the attempted elimination of the Adoption Tax Credit. The Conscience Protection Act gains momentum, and an update on how the DACA conversation is going. And, the ERLC is... Continue...

How should our theology of human dignity impact our debates of public policy? Dan Darling, author of The Dignity Revolution, joins Travis, Steven, and Jeff to discuss how this rich Genesis 1 truth applies to the complex decisions Christians face... Continue...

On April 2, the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing for H.R. 5, the Equality Act. This legislation would reopen the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to redefine “sex” to include “sexual orientation and gender identity” as a federally... Continue...

A few years ago, two successful corporate executives teamed up to fight human trafficking. Kevin Malone, the former general manager of the L.A. Dodgers, and Geoff Rogers, a former vice president of IBM, founded the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking.... Continue...

Jeff Pickering and Matt Hawkins interview the ERLC’s 2017 team of D.C. interns to share a glimpse into life and vocation in Washington, D.C. The interns share their favorite experiences and what it’s like to work in the ERLC’s D.C.... Continue...