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.


Rejoicing and weeping on Mother’s Day

By Trillia Newbell - May 3, 2016

Trillia Newbell and Lindsay Swartz talk about how we can be mindful of all women during Mother's Day. 

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What does it mean to be made in God’s image?

By David Closson - May 4, 2016

The Christian faith and worldview is predicated on a set of nonnegotiable truths. One of these is that human life is inherently valuable. Christians have articulated and acted upon this transcendent understanding of human dignity throughout history, whether opposing infanticide and child abandonment, fighting against chattel slavery or engaging in civil disobedience to protest segregation.…

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