Updates from Washington

Updates from Washington

The Baptist Joint Committee monitors rapidly changing church-state issues in all three branches of the federal government. Here are updates in our January/February 2018 magazine. Return to the website for the most current news affecting these and other issues. Final...
Together, in 2018

Together, in 2018

By BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler For the BJC and others who work in Washington, 2017 was a year of rapid change and an ever-shortening news cycle. It was also a year full of challenges to religious liberty mounted on multiple fronts. As we begin the new year and...
New FEMA funding policy problematic

New FEMA funding policy problematic

By Jennifer Hawks, BJC Associate General Counsel Overturning decades of precedent, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) amended its internal guidelines to permit houses of worship to apply for disaster relief grants that could to go to repair — and even...
Hollman receives Abner V. McCall Religious Liberty Award

Hollman receives Abner V. McCall Religious Liberty Award

BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman was recognized for her work defending religious freedom with the 2018 Abner V. McCall Religious Liberty Award from the Baylor Line Foundation. The award honors alumni and friends of Baylor University who, by their lives and actions,...