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 troubling section of a government funding bill passed a key committee vote, and it could undermine important protections for houses of worship in the tax code.
The Baptist tradition of standing up for religious freedom for all is not new. One of the great privileges of my work so far this year has been to tell that story, a reminder to the many who know it and a welcome surprise to the many more who do not.
The 2017 Religious Liberty Council Luncheon presented new ways to make an impact for religious liberty every day, and Rabbi David Saperstein gave a passionate reminder of the need in front of a crowd of 600 in Atlanta.
The recent annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance in Bangkok, Thailand, and the actions they took showed yet again Baptists’ commitment to and concern for religious liberty.
While the holding of this decision may be narrow, its tone is unfortunate and ahistorical, as aptly noted in the dissent. Treating churches in a distinct way has long been part of our religious liberty tradition.
The U.S. Supreme Court made two announcements June 26 in closely watched cases that may have an impact on religious liberty law.
Each semester, I accompany a group of interns to the BJC and, without fail, they learn something they did not expect.
Three-quarters of the nation’s Muslims say they sense a lot of discrimination against their faith group and half say being Muslim in this country has been more difficult in recent years, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.
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Former BJC Executive Director Brent Walker has been named the interim president at The John Leland Center for Theological Studies in Arlington, Virginia.