Resources on Public Policy

In the final days of the 115th Congress, a significant and bipartisan federal criminal justice reform bill was signed into law at the White House. The First Step Act, which sought both prison and sentencing reforms, enjoyed overwhelming votes in... Continue...

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 16, 2019—The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has announced its 2019 Legislative Agenda, highlighting various legislative and policy initiatives the organization plans to engage this year as well as highlighting bipartisan victories in 2018. ... Continue...

The ERLC publishes a legislative agenda at the beginning of each year to outline the issues and policies we will focus on in our work in Washington, D.C. to serve Southern Baptists and advance the common good. The ERLC policy... Continue...

The first session of the 116th Congress is underway. The midterm elections in 2018 resulted in the Democratic Party taking control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010. The 116th Congress commenced in the middle of... Continue...

With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 390, the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018, sending the legislation to the White House. Continue...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 13, 2018—The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention delivered a coalition letter to members of the U.S. Congress today calling for the repeal of a new tax on churches and nonprofits, which will... 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...

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...

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 Hawkins, who has served faithfully at the ERLC for 17 years, announced that he is leaving the ERLC to pursue Ph.D. studies. Matt was a brilliant, winsome presence on Capitol Hill and on the airwaves of this podcast. He... Continue...