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ERLC trustees elect Mullin as chief of staff

NASHVILLE (BP) – Veteran Southern Baptist academic Miles Mullin is the new chief of staff and vice president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

How to pray for the persecuted church

NASHVILLE (BP) – Nov. 6 is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. On this Sunday, we stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world. But more important, we lift them up to our good God who hears our prayers. 

4 misperceptions about abortion law in the post-Dobbs era

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is only a couple weeks old, and already there are misperceptions, misunderstandings and misconstruals about what abortion law will look like now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Here are four main misperceptions that have been expressed in light of the recent ruling and explanations of how to think through them.

Key quotes from Dobbs. v. Jackson decision

NASHVILLE (BP) – In a monumental case that strikes down a constitutional basis for abortion, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Dobbs v. Jackson on June 24 that the issue of abortion is returned to the states. Specifically, the court held that “Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”

How to help children have a healthy body image

Editor’s note: Authors Justin and Lindsey Holcomb recently released God Made Me in His Image: Helping Children Appreciate Their Bodies (New Growth Press, 2022). This picture book helps even young children (ages 3-8) learn a Christian perspective on body image. Below, the Holcombs discuss the book and the realities of children and body image with pastor and children’s author Champ Thornton.

Explainer: The latest developments on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Friday was the 100th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Although there has been an ongoing war since 2014, the conflict escalated significantly with the Russian invasion on Feb. 24. Here is an update on recent developments in the war.

EXPLAINER: Alcohol abuse and drug overdoses rose during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every family in America. Some are still dealing with the aftermath of the disease. But the problem of substance abuse exacerbated by the pandemic might be a problem that lasts longer than the coronavirus.

The history of the March for Life

Each year the March for Life — which is the world’s largest human rights demonstration — is held on or around the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion in the case Roe v. Wade. The first March for Life was held in the nation’s capital on Jan. 22, 1974 — exactly one year after […]

What you should know about Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

This weekend will mark the 38th observance of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. On that Sunday, churches across the country lament what former Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear called the “greatest moral tragedy of our day” – the evil of abortion.

ERLC: 5 globally significant events to watch in 2022

NASHVILLE (BP) – Between a new president taking office and COVID-19 variants causing a resurgence in the pandemic, 2021 has been a year of challenges and changes. (See, for example, “10 significant international human rights events of 2021.”) Whether 2022 will be as tumultuous remains to be seen. But there are already numerous events that are expected to have significant effects on the world in the coming year. Here are five to watch in 2022.