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  • TRUSTEES: ERLC seeking to equip churches

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is committed to equipping churches to produce justice, holiness and reconciliation with the Gospel of Jesus, Russell Moore told the entity's trustees at their annual board meeting.

    Moore, the ERLC's president, made his comments during a report to the ERLC board during its Aug. 23-24 meeting at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Trustees approved recipients of two annual awards, adopted a slight budget increase, elected new officers and received reports on the commission's work in the last year. The board meeting concluded on the day the ERLC's national conference on parenting began at the same site. Read More

  • BP LEDGER: Aug. 29, 2017

    by BP Staff, posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Today's BP Ledger contains information from the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the Baptist World Alliance, FamilyLife and First Priority of America Read More

  • ERLC conf. urges parents to be models for children

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, August 28, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Christian parents must seek to be what they want their children to become, a sellout audience was told during the final two days of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's 2017 national conference.

    A diverse collection of speakers -- including a United States senator, a filmmaker, storytellers, songwriters, as well as pastors and authors -- addressed about 1,300 attendees at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. The three-day event -- titled "Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World" -- concluded Aug. 26. Read More

  • Gospel vital to parenting, speakers at ERLC conference say

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (6 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Christian parents need the Gospel and grace-powered effort to rear children faithfully, a capacity crowd heard on the first day of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's 2017 national conference.

    About 1,300 people gathered Thursday (Aug. 24) for "Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World" at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. The three-day event will conclude Aug. 26.

    Parents are powerless without the Gospel, said J.D. Greear, lead pastor of The Summit ... Read More

  • Parenting about cross bearing, Moore tells ERLC crowd

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (6 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Cross-shaped parenting is marked by dependence on God and connection to other Christians, Russell Moore told a sellout audience at a Southern Baptist-sponsored conference Thursday (Aug. 24).

    Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, delivered the opening keynote address to about 1,300 people gathered for "Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World," the ERLC's 2017 national conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. The three-day event will conclude Aug. 26. Read More

  • ERLC parenting conference sells out, begins today

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, August 24, 2017 (6 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is kicking off its fourth annual national conference today (Aug. 24), this time on the topic it receives more inquiries about than any other -- parenting.

    A sellout crowd of about 1,250 people is expected to gather today through Saturday (Aug. 26) for "Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World" at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville.

    "It takes more than a village to raise children; it takes the church of Jesus Christ," ... Read More

  • Sudan called 'disaster for religious liberty'

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, July 05, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has urged the U.S. State Department not to ignore religious freedom and persecution issues before possibly lifting sanctions on the government of Sudan.

    The ERLC joined six other organizations -- including Samaritan's Purse, the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and the Enough Project -- in a June 29 letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling for his department's consideration of Sudan's treatment of religious minorities. The organizations sent the letter as the State Department nears a July 12 deadline for lifting sanctions on the East African country. Read More

  • Capitol Hill panel discusses religious liberty ruling

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, June 30, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in a religious freedom case is not about government funding of the church's mission, but it will have far-reaching results, a Capitol Hill audience was told Thursday night (June 29).

    Panelists in a conversation co-sponsored by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) explained the impact of a June 26 opinion by the high court and how Christians should respond to the debate over church-state relations. Read More

  • ERLC helps lead call for justice reform

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 (8 months ago)

    The Southern Baptist Convention's ethics entity has joined with Prison Fellowship and other organizations in an appeal to Christians to work for a "fair and redemptive" justice system in the world's leading incarcerating country. Read More

  • Deporting Iraqi Christians called 'death sentence'

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, June 20, 2017 (8 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist religious freedom advocate Russell Moore has joined other evangelical leaders in urging the Trump administration to stop its deportation of Christians to Iraq.

    Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), and six others asked John Kelly, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, in a letter Monday (June 19) to end the deportations until Iraq's government can protect religious minorities. Recent reports have indicated the federal government has started the process of deporting Chaldean Christians back to their homeland, where the United States government has designated the murderous campaign of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) as genocide. Read More