The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
is the public policy agency of the Southern Baptist Convention
. It is headed by Richard Land
and is headquartered in Nashville, TN
with an office in Washington, DC
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. is the social and moral issues agency of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest non-catholic denomination in the United States, with over 16 million members in over 43,000 independent churches.
Formerly known as the Christian Life Commission
, the agency has been led since 1988 by Dr. Richard Land
, a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Oxford.The stated vision of the ERLC is an American society that affirms and practices Judeo-Christian values rooted in biblical authority.
The stated mission of the ERLC is to awaken, inform, energize, equip, and mobilize Christians to be the catalysts for the Biblically-based transformation of their families, churches, communities, and the nation.
The agency has many ministries to carry out its stated missions including:
• For Faith & Family, a weekly email newsletter, and other means.
• Ivotevalues.com, an effort to register Christians to vote, educate them to vote their values, and encourage them to pray for transformation in our... Read More