Report from the Capital
The BJC’s flagship magazine, Report from the Capital, is published 6 times a year. Subscriptions are free: just send your mailing address to us at bjc@BJConline.org. This page contains a selection of articles from our latest publication. All of the articles are available in the PDF version of the magazine or on ISSUU.
A collection of updates on church-state issues in all three branches of the federal government.
We need your involvement as we expand our activities and seek out new partnerships. With your help, I know we can achieve remarkable things together for religious liberty in 2018.
As Baptists, we are particularly steeped in the historical reasons for avoiding government entanglement in religion, and — like all Americans — we are beneficiaries of a robust religious liberty tradition.
Overturning decades of precedent, FEMA amended its internal guidelines to permit houses of worship to apply for disaster relief grants that could to go to repair — and even rebuild — houses of worship damaged by disasters. This change is problematic.
BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman has been recognized for her work defending religious freedom with the 2018 Abner V. McCall Religious Liberty Award from the Baylor Line Foundation.
Both the House and Senate passed their versions of tax reform legislation, and one of the significant differences centered around the Johnson Amendment.
The BJC’s vision for the future calls us to mobilize supporters — like you — to be advocates for religious liberty.
The brief from the BJC and other religious and religious liberty organizations explores how separating the institutions of government and religion has safeguarded religious freedom.
A federal district court in Wisconsin has once again declared the clergy housing allowance an unconstitutional preference for religion, and the case is expected to continue.
We must protect all of our churches and religious beliefs about marriage and — at the same time — recognize as citizens and Christians that we should treat all equally and without regard to religious differences in the commercial marketplace.
Melissa Rogers delivered a powerful account of faith being transformed into action at a special Baptist Joint Committee Symposium on October 26 on the campus of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago,
The Baptist Joint Committee is now accepting applications for the 2018 BJC Fellows Program, which offers young professionals the opportunity to deepen their legal, historical and theological understanding of religious liberty.