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Christian Life and Public Affairs (CLPA)

Pointing Culture In The Direction of Truth - A committee of the Baptist Convention of MD/DE

Who We Are

The CLPA committee is an entity of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware that is dedicated to addressing social and moral concerns and their implications on public policy issues at the local and state level.  Specifically, but not exclusively, these areas include:

Family Life, Human Relations, Race Relations, Moral Issues, Economic Life, Daily work, Citizenship, Church-State Relations, Cooperative Relationships with other Religious Groups, and areas where the gospel and the churches affect, or are affected by community and public life.

Our Vision

As the Holy Spirit speaks to us in 1 Timothy 2:1-4, civil government has been ordained by God to maintain social order that the gospel may go forth.  When government restrains chaos, conditions are best for preaching the gospel, and God desires that all people be given the opportunity to repent and be saved.  Our vision is to serve as Moses was called upon by God to deliver a message to the government of the day,  "Let My people go, that they may serve Me,"

Our Mission

Our mission is two-fold, to be salt and light.  We serve God's people to inform, educate and equip them to action in their families churches, communities, and even the public square.  As well we boldly declare the Word of God to the world that His touch may open hearts and minds to His good and perfect will.

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery.  Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor.  Victims are young children, teenagers, men and women.

After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today, and is the fastest growing.

For more information on human trafficking visit our webpage http://bcmd.org/humantrafficking  

CLPA News & Awareness

  • ERLC National Conference

    The ERLC National Conference will address “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage” to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities, their families and their churches. This event will be held at the iconic Opryland Hotel on October 27-29, 2014.  Are you and your church prepared for the moral revolution surrounding homosexuality and same-sex marriage happening across America? While human sexuality and social instituti...

  • Russell Moore calls for protection of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

  • 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. “I am honored and humbled to be asked to serve Southern Baptists as ERLC president,” Moore said. “I pray for God’s grace to lead the ERLC to be a catalyst to connect the agenda of the kingdom of Christ to the cultures of local congregations for the sake of the mission of the Gospel in the world.” Click here to read full story.

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