Dr. King and religious liberty

Dr. King and religious liberty

By BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler On April 4, we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King was a modern-day prophet who led a movement for seismic societal change; he fought bravely, nonviolently and sacrificially...
Liberty, equality and the meaning of religious freedom

Liberty, equality and the meaning of religious freedom

By Paul V.M. Flesher The Declaration of Independence placed the Enlightenment ideal of “liberty” at the heart of the American soul. It cites liberty among the reasons for creating our new country. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created...
Updates from Washington

Updates from Washington

The Baptist Joint Committee monitors rapidly changing church-state issues in all three branches of the federal government. Here are updates in our January/February 2018 magazine. Return to the website for the most current news affecting these and other issues. Final...