BJC Podcasts

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty’s podcasts feature some of our most popular lectures, in-depth discussions of current events and analysis of church-state issues.

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Featured podcasts

The National Sikh Campaign’s Gurwin Ahuja on the importance of knowing your neighbor

Ahuja, who created the Know Your Neighbor Campaign, explains his passion for religious liberty advocacy and what he hopes to do now that his job with Obama White House is over. (Released on 02/24/17)




Amanda Tyler and Brent Walker on the future of the BJC

The BJC executive director and her predecessor talk about the state of religious liberty and challenges moving forward (Released on 01/17/17)



Maya Boddie and Stephen Guzman on the BJC internship program

Our fall 2016 interns talk about what it’s like to spend a semester working alongside BJC staff on Capitol Hill (Released on 12/28/16)



Raphael G. Warnock on religious liberty and the black church

In his lecture from the BJC symposium Religious Liberty and the Black Church, the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta discusses the subject from historical and theological perspectives (Released on 12/19/16)



Stan Hastey on BJC history, religious liberty and speaking up

The former BJC staff member and Alliance of Baptists executive director looks back on the partnerships and conflicts that have shaped Baptist life since the BJC’s creation in 1936. (Released on 10/28/16)



BJC supporter Mark Wiggs

Former BJC board chair and Religious Liberty Council co-chair Mark Wiggs looks back on supporting the BJC, as well as his friendships with Brent Walker and James Dunn. (Released 09/13/16)



Beth Echols on working for the BJC in the 1960s

A passionate Baptist and religious liberty supporter, Echols found a home at the Baptist Joint Committee. She recalls fighting sexism, covering Congress and the brilliance of Dr. Emanuel Carlson (Released 08/26/16)



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Hollman and Hawks on Trinity Lutheran v. Pauley

BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman and Associate General Counsel Jennifer Hawks break down the BJC’s friend-of-the-court brief in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley (Released 07/13/16)



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Walker and Hawks on Zubik v. Burwell oral arguments

BJC Executive Director Brent Walker and Associate General Counsel Jennifer Hawks recap the oral argument in Zubik v. Burwell and the atmosphere inside and outside of the Court (Released 03/21/16)



Hollman on Zubik v. Burwell

General Counsel Holly Hollman discusses the BJC’s friend-of-the-court brief in the case ahead of the March 23 oral arguments (03/03/16)


 For a more complete library dating back to 2011, visit our podcast archive.

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