In order to encourage Texas Baptists to participate in the democratic process, the CLC works at the Capitol to bring a biblical perspective to public policy, provides resources and encourages Texas Baptists to engage in informed advocacy on public policy issues affecting their churches and communities.


Kathryn Freeman

Director of Public Policy, Christian Life Commission


(512) 473-2288

Vouchers pose a threat to religious liberty


During the time between legislative sessions, the Texas legislators have a series of committee meetings to review previously passed legislation and examine potential legislative issues for the upcoming session. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Senate Committee on Education met to discuss various school choice proposals that would divert public funds from public schools to private educational institutions. Historically, the CLC has opposed vouchers over religious liberty and educational inequality concerns.

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Public Policy Issues

We provide information on public policy issues such as Criminal Justice, Education, Gambling, and Immigration, so that the world we live in can reflect Biblical truth. Alcohol & Addiction, Education and Gambling, so that the world we live in can reflect Biblical truth. Learn more…

Faithful Response

Essays, devotionals, sermons and reflections on the role and practice of many faithful Christians and their experiences as advocates and faithful citizens. Learn more…

Legislative Sessions

Each session, the Christian Life Commission puts forth Public Policy Priorities. We also provide End of Session Reports from past sessions. Learn more about our goals for the 85th Legislative session. Learn more…

Resources

We are here to support both you and your church as you broaden ministry areas and transform your community through public policy and other active forms of Christian Citizenship. Learn more…

Advocacy Day

Each Legislative Session, the CLC convenes a group of pastors, lay leaders and students in Austin to learn more about the pressing policy challenges facing our state and meet with their elected officials. Learn more…