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About The ERLC

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC is dedicated to engaging the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ and speaking to issues in the public square for the protection of religious liberty and human flourishing. Our vision can be summed up in three words: kingdom, culture and mission.

The ERLC has offices in Washington, D.C. and Nashville, Tenn.


Prayer, fasting and the persecuted Church

By Naghmeh Abedini - Mar 4, 2015

Over the last few years we have heard so much disturbing news regarding Christian persecution. Unfortunately my husband, Saeed Abedini, continues to be part of that news as he suffers for the third consecutive year in the notorious Iranian prison because of his Christian faith.…

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Unmasking the shame of mental illness

By Laurel Shaler - Feb 24, 2015

This topic of mental health has long been taboo. The National Institute of Mental Health states that a full 25 percent of Americans are diagnosable for one or more mental illnesses. Despite this grave statistic, and despite having an entire month dedicated to bringing light to this often dark topic, it still does not get the attention it deserves—not from government officials, the community and certainly not from the church.…

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