Wednesday, 18 December 2013 16:24

Busy year ahead for religious liberty, BJC

The Baptist Joint Committee's J. Brent Walker recaps the biggest legal and organizational developments for the BJC — and anticipates more of the same in 2014.

Published in Organizations
Friday, 08 November 2013 14:45

RFRA needed now more than ever

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act is more needed now than when it was enacted 20 years, ago, a Baptist church-state expert said at a symposium in Washington.

Published in Politics
Thursday, 07 November 2013 11:56

High court debates ‘legislative’ prayer

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty argued against imposing sectarian prayers at government meetings that are attended by citizens with other faiths or no faith at all.

Published in Social Issues
Friday, 25 October 2013 15:49

Groups want probe of NYPD surveillance

Dozens of religious, racial justice, civil rights and community-based organizations are calling for the government to investigate alleged police profiling of Muslims in New York City and elsewhere.

Published in Social Issues
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 16:58

SBC leader defends ‘sectarian’ prayer

An upcoming Supreme Court case could clear up confusion over the government’s use of “legislative prayer” at public meetings.

Published in Politics
Friday, 11 October 2013 14:09

American Baptist staffer elected BJC chair

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, the only faith-based agency devoted solely to religious liberty and the institutional separation of church and state, elected new leaders at a board meeting Oct. 7-8 in Washington.

Published in Organizations
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 15:16

BJC opposes local government prayer

Official prayer at local government meetings violates the First Amendment and demeans genuine faith, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty says in a brief filed Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 16:04

BJC names education, outreach specialist

A Washington-based religious-liberty advocacy and education organization is turning to a 2013 McAfee School of Theology graduate to help build support among younger Baptists.

Published in Organizations
Friday, 28 June 2013 12:10

An enduring promise

Religious liberty is what we all have in common.

Published in Commentaries
Thursday, 13 June 2013 15:29

BJC names communication head

Cherilyn Crowe, a native of Fort Payne, Ala., is the new director of communications for the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

Published in Organizations
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