Resources on International Religious Freedom

What just happened? For the past four months, hundreds of thousands of protestors in Hong Kong have been demonstrating in opposition to legislation by China’s communist government that would allow citizens of the semi-autonomous region to be extradited to mainland... Continue...

In February of this year, Omar al-Bashir declared a year-long state of emergency in the wake of escalating, nationwide protests calling on him and his regime to step down. Commentators rightly interpreted Bashir’s declaration as providing the mechanism whereby the forceful... Continue...

At the turn of the 20th century, artists from around the world submitted proposals in a contest to enhance the grounds of the University of Geneva. The park improvements were chartered to mark the 400th birthday of the city’s own... Continue...

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 18, 2019—The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention premiered a documentary titled, Humanity Denied: Religious Freedom in North Korea, at an event today in conjunction with the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. The 10-minute... Continue...

North Korea today remains one of the most repressive regimes on earth restricting the freedom of its own people and considering Christianity a threat to the state. Kenneth Bae is a Christian missionary and American citizen who knows all too... Continue...

Jeff Pickering from our policy staff in D.C., recently visited the State Department to sit down with Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback. The interview covered the ambassador’s recent success in the story of Uzbekistan and the role of... Continue...

On June 25, 2019, the ERLC led a coalition of scholars, religious and secular leaders, human rights advocates, and practitioners through the International Religious Freedom Roundtable expressing our serious concerns over the human rights violations and religious freedom abuses in China. The letter urges... Continue...

The freedom of religion and belief is a fundamental human right. The right to believe, practice, and live according to one’s own religious faith is a God-given, fundamental human right. The government only officially recognizes five religious entities, all of... Continue...

Issue 5, Volume 1 - "A Hidden World" featuring articles from Russell Moore, Chelsea Patterson Sobolik, Mike Schueler, Ambassador Sam Brownback, Nina Shea, Travis Wussow, and Jayson Casper on Global Christian Persecution. Continue...

Executive Summary The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is a nongovernmental organization dedicated to promoting human flourishing and justice around the world with a focus on freedom of religion. The ERLC is the public policy entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, the... Continue...