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Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of Southern Baptists join with other religious leaders in call for religious liberty protection from HHS mandate

June 28, 2013

WHAT: At a media conference, national religious leaders will release an open letter calling for religious freedom in light of the Health & Human Services Mandate.

WHO: Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, Chair of the U.S. Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, Russell D. Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and other national religious leaders and scholars

WHEN: Tuesday, July 2, 2:00 PM EDT

WHERE: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045

DETAILS: For more information about the event or the open letter, please contact Hillary Byrnes at Hbyrnes@usccb,org or Matthew Hawkins at .

The USCCB represents the bishops of 70 million Catholics in 18,000 parishes in the United States. The Southern Baptist Convention is America's largest non-Catholic denomination with more than 15.8 million members in over 46,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBC's ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn. And Washington.


To request an interview with Archbishop Lori, contact Sister Mary Ann Walsh at or 202-541-3201.

To request an interview with Russell D. Moore, contact Elizabeth Bristow at (615) 782-8409 or by e-mail at

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Sr. Mary Ann Walsh
O: 202-541-3200
M: 301-325-7935

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