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The second session of the 113th Congress is likely going to be a very difficult period legislatively. Between election year jockeying and the ongoing political rancor it will be hard to find a path forward for many of the bills... Continue...

This year brings the beginning of the 114th Congress, and with it new opportunities to advance legislative issues important to Southern Baptists. The following is a partial listing of the various legislative and policy initiatives we will engage this year... Continue...

The 114th Congress begins its second session this year. While we celebrated some advances over the course of the last year, many important bills still await congressional consideration, including several that have made their way through the House but await... Continue...

In Washington, the new year brings a new Congress, a new Administration, a new balance of power, and carries with it new opportunities to pursue legislation that will serve Southern Baptists and the common good. We are excited to release today... Continue...

In Washington, we are in the second session of the 115th Congress. This is an election year, which means the window for legislative activity is shorter than usual and tensions will heighten when voting on difficult issues. While 2017 was... Continue...

On Monday, the Supreme Court will decide the religious liberty case, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Read the latest issue analysis produced by ERLC. Andrew Walker Andrew Walker is the managing editor of Canon and Culture. He also serves as the Director of... Continue...

The American founders viewed churches as a central institution within American life, because religion provided the moral foundation of self-restraint and community awareness necessary for the success of republican self-government. Many believed that the American experiment would not succeed without... Continue...

Executive Summary The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, consisting of approximately 50,000 churches in all 50 states. A key component of the Southern Baptist identity is a commitment to serve one’s neighbors by... Continue...

The tax-exempt status of religious institutions remains a topic of discussion in American public life, and from time to time, public debate regarding this issue flares up and becomes more intense. This appears to be one of those times, which is... Continue...