Resources on International Religious Freedom

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...

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...

The freedom of religion and belief is a fundamental human right. The ERLC consistently upholds its commitment in the Southern Baptist Convention’s summary of faith, the Baptist Faith & Message, that “A free church in a free state is the... 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...

A recent report commissioned by the British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, highlights the extent of global persecution of Christians, especially in the Middle East and North Africa where persecution is rising to the level of genocide. Hunt, an Anglican, has... Continue...

March 1, 2019, was the deadline for churches and religious organizations to reregister in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).  Only the Russian Orthodox churches of the Moscow Patriarchate have no problem with religious freedom. All of the other churches are... Continue...

On April 29, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2019 annual report. As the report mentions, USCIRF was created as a result of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA). USCIRF “is an independent,... Continue...

If the government prohibited you from gathering with God’s people, what would you do? For decades, this has been the question that many Chinese Christians have faced. Faithfulness to Christ in modern-day China looks a lot like faithfulness to Christ... Continue...