Tag Archives: ERLC

No truth to article suggesting Baptists are building mosques in US

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Southern Baptists are not building mosques in the United States despite what an article posted in May on a satirical website suggests. The article “Southern Baptist Convention Launches Mosque Building Program to Promote ‘Religious Liberty’ And ‘Niceness’” … Continue reading

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New international religious freedom office to open in Middle East

COLUMBUS, Ohio (compiled by Jennifer Davis Rash) — The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, in consultation with the International Mission Board, will develop “strategic relationships” to mobilize churches for defending religious liberty and advocating social justice across the world. ERLC … Continue reading

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Russell Moore to join board of Hispanic evangelical group

NASHVILLE (BNG) — Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leader Russell Moore has been added to the organizational board of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), a conservative-leaning organization opposed to gay “marriage” and abortion rights but more in line with … Continue reading

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Congressional town hall participation promoted

WASHINGTON (BP) — The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is encouraging Southern Baptists to participate in congressional town hall meetings during the August recess. Russell D. Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity, said in an Aug. 5 email … Continue reading

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Heritage’s Andrew Walker to join ERLC staff

WASHINGTON (BP) — Russell D. Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, has announced the appointment of Andrew T. Walker as the entity’s director of policy studies. Walker, 28, currently serves as policy analyst for the Heritage … Continue reading

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Page, Land letters oppose Scout proposal

NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptist leaders Frank Page and Richard Land have written letters expressing strong opposition to a proposal that would leave in place the prohibition on homosexual Scout leaders but would allow youth who identify as gay to … Continue reading

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Moore, Ezell address military religious freedom

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) — Two Southern Baptist leaders have issued a statement voicing concern about religious freedom within the U.S. military but also cautioning Christians to refrain from jumping to conclusions about recent incidents in the military that have been … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS — Russell Moore elected next ERLC president

NASHVILLE (BP) — Russell Moore has been elected as the next president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). The ERLC’s board of trustees approved Moore, currently dean of the school of theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, … Continue reading

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ERLC releases party platform voter guide

NASHVILLE (BP) — The ERLC’s Party Platform Comparison Guide, available now at iVoteValues.com, is a valuable tool for voters who are serious about discovering the differences between the two major party presidential candidates. –30– To read more, visit http://www.thealabamabaptist.org.

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Breaking News — Land signs off for last time on weekly call-in radio show

NASHVILLE (ABP) — Southern Baptists top moral-concerns spokesman told listeners June 2 was his final appearance on the weekly call-in show that sparked recent controversy. The head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission signed off without … Continue reading

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