Resources on Religious Liberty

Executive Order 13798, “Promoting Free Speech And Religious Liberty,” directs the U.S. Department of Justice to “issue guidance interpreting religious liberty protections in Federal law” in order to “guide all agencies in complying with relevant Federal law.” The following letter lays out the... Continue...

A right unenforced is no right at all. U.S. law, through the Weldon Amendment and other provisions, has long protected the conscience rights of all Americans. And yet, because the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the previous administration refused to... Continue...

Southern Baptists believe all human beings are created in the image of God and must be treated accordingly, no matter the stage of life. The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in a 2015 resolution recognized that God is the author of life, “from... Continue...

Challenges to religious liberty continued to be a major concern throughout 2017. Here are five key developments related to freedom of religion you should know about. 1. Supreme Court backs church in an important religious liberty case In June the... Continue...

This is the latest ERLC End-of-Year update as part of our RISE Campaign. Over the last several years, religious liberty has been misrepresented and attacked in legislatures, courts, and the culture across America. As Christians, we must fight to defend... Continue...

Editor’s Note: We wanted to let you know about this really important new initiative from our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom. We are grateful for the way they come alongside churches and ministries to help defend and protect religious liberty.... Continue...

Today, oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd., v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission are set to be heard before the Supreme Court, and things as seemingly unimportant as milk, flour, and sugar may be the ingredients that determine the shape of... Continue...

In 2012, Michelle Obama told a conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Our faith journey isn't just about showing up on Sunday for a good sermon and good music and a good meal. It's about what we do Monday... Continue...

Matt Hawkins and Travis Wussow discuss the plight of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and the Trump Administration’s decision to lift sanctions on Sudan with Gavin Gramstad of The Nehemiah Group. Plight of Religious Minorities in Iraq and... Continue...

WASHINGTON, D.C, Oct. 10, 2017—The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and GuideStone Financial Resources stand together in opposition to a ruling issued by a federal district court judge on Oct. 6 that declared the ministers’ housing allowance... Continue...