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This edition includes a look at the religious diversity of the 113th Congress, BJC Executive Director Brent Walker’s reflections on how America handled the “no religious test” clause in the 2012 elections, an update on the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and more.
Read this issue for the latest developments involving the governmental requirements for contraception coverage, analysis of the proposed rules from BJC General Counsel K. Hollyn Hollman, BJC Executive Director Brent Walker’s discussion of the importance of applying the principles of religious liberty in the tough cases, as well as a look at how a Virginia statute written by Thomas Jefferson set the groundwork for the separation of church and state.
Learn more about the appointment of former BJC General Counsel Melissa Rogers to lead the White House faith-based office in this edition. Plus, BJC Board Chair Mitch Randall shares his personal story of why religious liberty is so important to him, BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman discusses how the Establishment Clause protects religious freedom in schools, and BJC Blogger Don Byrd notes some of the religion-themed bills in state legislatures across the country.
This magazine includes a recap of the 2013 Shurden Lectuers, General Counsel Holly Hollman’s examination of debates regarding free exercise standards, the BJC’s assessment of an unconstitutional resolution introduced in a state legislature and Brent Walker’s reflections on the genesis of the Shurden Lectures.
In this edition, read about the Pentagon’s battle to debunk rumors of anti-Christian policies, General Counsel K. Hollyn Hollman’s exploration of the relationship between religious liberty and same-sex marriage, Executive Director Brent Walker’s suggestions on reaching out to our Muslim neighbors in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, and much more.
This edition explores the disagreements regarding the final contraceptive mandate rules, a recap of the 2013 Religious Liberty Council Luncheon, debates regarding religious freedom in the military from General Counsel Holly Hollman, and a tribute “bootleg preacher” Will Campbell from Executive Director Brent Walker.
Check out an in-depth look at local government prayer, efforts by various groups to change federal tax laws that affect members of the clergy, a review from Brent Walker on proper ways to exercise religious freedom in public schools and more.
The magazine discusses the state of the free exercise of religion in advance of the 20th anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, reviews a brief filed by the BJC in Greece v. Galloway, features the winning essay in the 2013 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest and more.
Review the year in religious liberty, get an in-depth look at the history and impact of the landmark Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and more in this edition of the BJC’s magazine.