Resources on Public Policy

Southern Baptists affirm tax policies that incentivize charitable giving. Both families and government hold an interest in charitable giving so that the voluntary sector of our nation realize its fullest potential. The institutions of a healthy civil society–houses of worship,... Continue...

The freedom to live according to one’s own deeply held beliefs is one of the best promises of America. Conscience freedom is known as America’s first freedom because it is enshrined in the First Amendment’s first clause, “Congress shall make... Continue...

Matt, Travis and Jeff discuss the previous week’s Capitol Hill drama surround the attempted elimination of the Adoption Tax Credit. The Conscience Protection Act gains momentum, and an update on how the DACA conversation is going. And, the ERLC is... Continue...

Adoption Tax Credit Why the Adoption Tax Credit Matters - ERLC Dear Republicans, Save the Adoption Tax Credit - National Review SBA List on House GOP Tax Reform Bill Save the Adoption Tax Credit! - Focus on the Family Why... Continue...

Matt, Steven, and Travis catch up on latest federal policy developments including a legislative solution for Dreamers, Criminal Justice Reform, and two big wins for religious freedom at HHS and DOJ. Dreamers/DACA Evangelical Leader Statement of Principles on Dreamers -... Continue...

Matthew Hawkins, Steven Harris, and Travis Wussow discuss Washington politics of the last week of September, including possible legislative solutions for Dreamers and the Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HR 36). Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Legislative proposals to... Continue...

ERLC D.C. staffers Matt, Travis, and Steven share their conversation as they process the events in Charlottesville, race in America, and where gospel-believing churches go from here. Charlottesville VIDEO: Russell Moore on CNN with Jake Tapper SBC Resolution On Sensitivity... Continue...

Matt Hawkins moderates a panel discussion on human trafficking with Kimberly Merida, Ashleigh Chapman, Natasha Robinson, and Travis Wussow. The panel was part of the 2017 Evangelicals for Life conference. Human Trafficking Video: Panel discussion as heard on podcast Resources... Continue...

Matt Hawkins welcomes Andrew Walker to discuss his new book God & the Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity? Christian compassion and the Transgender Debate Amazon: God and the Transgender Debate by Andrew Walker 5... Continue...

Jeff Pickering and Matt Hawkins interview the ERLC’s 2017 team of D.C. interns to share a glimpse into life and vocation in Washington, D.C. The interns share their favorite experiences and what it’s like to work in the ERLC’s D.C.... Continue...