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White Papers

The questions we face today regarding life, religious liberty, marriage and family, and human dignity require more than platitudes and theories. Our nation’s leaders and larger society need to grasp how our convictions are rooted in Scripture and that what we desires is the flourishing of all of our neighbors.

Our white papers explain the foundations of the ERLC’s positions. They delve into an academic study of the theological and ethical principles that help form and fix our stances on vital cultural matters.

View and download our white papers for free. You can send them to your local and state representatives, as well as share them with anyone with whom you are discussing these vital issues. We pray they assist you in seeking the good our country and opportunities to share the gospel.

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The Research work of the ERLC produces essays, white papers, and guides designed to shape evangelical conversations and equip you to faithfully address ethical and moral issues.


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Academic studies

These downloadable papers explain an ethical or theological position on issues relevant to the ERLC's mission.

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These ebooks, handbooks, statements, and other resources are accessible and applicable to churches and ministry leaders.

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