Resources on Religious Liberty

On Thursday, June 20, the Supreme Court decided the fate of the Bladensburg Peace Cross, a memorial to the fallen of World War 1 in Maryland. The memorial stands thanks to a 7-2 decision by the justices yet the opinion... Continue...

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2019—Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, commends the U.S. Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling that a 40-foot memorial cross located on public property in Bladensburg, Md., does not... Continue...

In recent days, three victims of religious intolerance have appeared in the news cycle. Two of them have been there before, but a third now enters the mix. Barronelle Stutzman The first is Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers... Continue...

Religious Liberty is a core principle in the Baptist Faith and Message (Article 17) and of the ERLC’s mission. As such, we continue to advocate for religious liberty and to protect the conscience rights of all, both at home and... Continue...

A book on natural law and religious liberty that I am reading for an academic colloquium I am participating in is bringing to the forefront of my mind the uniqueness of the American founding and the moral principles that birthed... Continue...

The ERLC affirms that God created every person—male and female—in His own image endowed with equal value and dignity. We also affirm that every life is worthy of protection and that women should be treated justly under the law. Unfortunately,... Continue...

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments at the end of February on the Bladensburg cross case, in which the Justices must answer the constitutionality of a war memorial in the shape of a cross seated on government-owned property. On this... Continue...

John Henry Seaburn, Jr. and Thomas Fenwick came from different backgrounds. One was the African-American son of a laborer. The other, white, descended from a Revolutionary War patriot. Even in war, the two were separated. The U.S. Army sent John Henry... Continue...

In a recent conversation with a friend, he expressed a sentiment that surprised me: “Well, I have no problem with there being a Muslim in the neighborhood. But I don’t see a problem with the city preventing them from building... Continue...

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a religious liberty waiver for South Carolina’s faith-based organizations. The significance of this action is twofold; first it provides relief for faith-based organizations in South Carolina. Second, it lays the... Continue...