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ERLC to host online event on Oppression & the Olympics

A discussion of China’s human rights atrocities ahead of the Winter Games

January 31, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 31, 2022—The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, will host a special online eventTuesday, Feb. 1 at 11:00 a.m. EST, to discuss China’s human rights atrocities ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Event panelists include:

During the event, panelists will address questions and topics such as:

The ERLC has consistently advocated on behalf of the Uyghurs and condemned the CCP’s unconscionable human rights abuses against them and other ethnic minorities since 2019. The SBC was the first denomination to label the CCP’s heinous actions as a genocide of the Uyghur people. 

On Jan. 19, ERLC’s Leatherwood sent a letter today to the CEO of NBC Universal, Jeff Shell, calling for the network to use its unique position in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to highlight the human rights abuses and genocide of the Uyghur people happening in China and to firmly refuse to broadcast Chinese propaganda.

Below are ERLC past assets calling attention to the plight of the Uyghurs. 

Event registration is free and available online.

Elizabeth Bristow

Elizabeth Bristow serves as the Press Secretary. Elizabeth oversees press and media operations for the organization. She received a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing from Union University in 2010. She and her husband reside in Lebanon, Tennessee and are blessed with two beautiful children. Read More by this Author