Together, in 2018

Together, in 2018

By BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler For the BJC and others who work in Washington, 2017 was a year of rapid change and an ever-shortening news cycle. It was also a year full of challenges to religious liberty mounted on multiple fronts. As we begin the new year and...
Tax proposal targets the Johnson Amendment

Tax proposal targets the Johnson Amendment

By Jennifer Hawks, BJC Associate General Counsel UPDATE: The final bill does not include language undermining the Johnson Amendment. Original story: As Congress works on passing a tax bill this year, the protections of the “Johnson Amendment” for houses of worship...
Top stories of 2017

Top stories of 2017

By BJC Blogger Don Byrd This year, we saw a blizzard of news items that impact religious liberty and the separation of church and state. Some headlines, like those involving legislative prayer disputes, religious monuments on government property, or government funding...