On liberty and justice for all

On liberty and justice for all

By Executive Director J. Brent Walker Religious liberty goes hand-in-hand with the cause of social justice. From colonial days to the present, Baptists, at their best, have fought for both principles. Harvard College and early Baptists had an inauspicious beginning:...
Army approves ‘humanist’ as religious preference

Army approves ‘humanist’ as religious preference

By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service More than two years after first making his request, Army Maj. Ray Bradley can now be known as exactly what he is: a humanist in the U.S. military. “I’m able to self-identity the belief system that governs my life, and I’ve...
Muslims, others welcome end to NYPD spying unit

Muslims, others welcome end to NYPD spying unit

By Omar Sacirbey, Religion News Service with BJC Staff Reports Muslim and civil rights groups welcomed the news that the New York City Police Department’s Demographics Unit will disband but said they still fear they may be targets of warrantless surveillance. Muslim...