Press Releases on Sexual Abuse

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2019—More than 40 abuse survivors, experts, pastors and abuse prevention advocates will address participants at the ERLC’s fifth annual National Conference: “Caring Well: Equipping the Church to Confront the Abuse Crisis,” Oct. 3-5 at the Gaylord Texan in... Continue...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 8, 2019—In advance of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, June 11-12, in Birmingham, Ala., the SBC Sexual Abuse Advisory Group has released a public report on church sexual abuse. Upon its formation in July... Continue...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 6, 2019—The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, along with the Sexual Abuse Advisory Group, announced today the launch of the “Caring Well Challenge,” a unified call to action designed to confront church... Continue...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 30, 2019—Russell Moore, president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, commended a new proposal announced today that would establish a new standing credentials committee to assess claims of sexual misconduct against... Continue...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 30, 2019—The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has changed the planned focus of its 2019 National Conference. The new theme of the event is titled, “Caring Well: Equipping the Church to Confront... Continue...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 18, 2019—At tonight's meeting of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, SBC President J. D. Greear delivered an initial phase of recommendations from the Sexual Abuse Presidential Advisory Group. Russell Moore, president of the SBC’s... Continue...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 10, 2019—Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, responded to today’s Houston Chronicle story featuring a major investigation into church sexual abuse in Southern Baptist contexts, looking at the harm done... Continue...