Director of Communications
202-544-4226 x 305
BJC applauds decision in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, prohibiting an employer from denying a job to a Muslim applicant because of her headscarf
The federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act and state RFRAs are important to ensure heightened protection for religious liberty for all. State RFRAs should mirror the delicate balance achieved in the federal law. Both Indiana and Arkansas passed legislation that falls short of that goal in several ways, tilting the balance in favor of religious claimants and against the government’s ability to protect other compelling interests. RFRAs allow us to protect religious liberty with an eye to the well-being of society and rights of third parties, including civil rights of the LGBT community and others.
Alan Brownstein to deliver 2015 Shurden Lectures in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia March 24, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cherilyn Crowe | Phone: 202-544-4226 | Cell: 202-670-5877| ccrowe@BJConline.org Nationally-recognized constitutional law scholar Alan...
Baptist Joint Committee, diverse coalition support workplace religious accommodation in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch February 25, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cherilyn Crowe | Phone: 202-544-4226 | Cell: 202-603-1663 | ccrowe@BJConline.org WASHINGTON — In a...
Baptist group lauds High Court’s affirmation of Muslim prisoner’s right to religious grooming practice
Unanimous Court is right to protect religious exercise, confirm the importance of RLUIPA in Holt v. Hobbs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2015 Contact: Cherilyn Crowe | Phone: 202-544-4226 | Cell: 202-603-1663 | ccrowe@BJConline.org WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme...
Employers have a duty to reasonably accommodate the religion of employees and avoid discrimination against prospective employees, according to a brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court in EEOC v. Abercrombie and signed by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.
The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty will launch the inaugural BJC Fellows Program in 2015, offering young professionals the opportunity to deepen their historical, theological and legal understanding of religious liberty and develop skills to advocate for the cause throughout their careers.
BJC essay scholarship contest asks students to explore conflicts over religious garb in the workplace
High school juniors and seniors can win up to $2,000 for college in the 2015 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest, sponsored by the Religious Liberty Council of the Baptist Joint Committee.
A diverse group of Baptists sent a letter to the mayor of Houston about the importance of separation of church and state.
The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC) joined the American Jewish Committee and other organizations in a friend-of-the-court brief defending the religious rights of Gregory H. Holt (also known as Abdul Maalik Muhammad), a practicing Muslim serving a life sentence in Arkansas.