What’s at stake for faith freedom for all in our world today? BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler and General Counsel Holly Hollman discuss religion and the law each week on the Respecting Religion podcast, including recent developments in the way the government relates to religion and the ongoing work of combating Christian nationalism.

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Respecting Religion, Season 5: October 2023 – present

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S5, Ep. 25: The crisis in teaching constitutional law (April 18, 2024)

S5, Ep. 24: Race, religion and citizenship (April 11, 2024)

S5, Ep. 23: The Bible doesn’t need Trump’s endorsement (April 4, 2024)

S5, Ep. 22: Spring break and religious holidays (March 28, 2024)

S5, Ep. 21: But … is it Christian nationalism? (March 21, 2024)

S5, Ep. 20: Attending the State of the Union (March 14, 2024)

S5, Ep. 19: Still smarting over Obergefell, Justice Alito calls for a new case (March 7, 2024)

S5, Ep. 18: A chief justice or chief theologian for Alabama? (Feb. 29, 2024)

S5, Ep. 17: The presidency and Christian nationalism (Feb. 22, 2024)

S5, Ep. 16: The trouble with *religious* charter schools (Feb. 15, 2024)

S5, Ep. 15: Black America’s changing religious landscape (Feb. 8, 2024)

S5, Ep. 14: Faith in elections (Feb. 1, 2024)

S5, Ep. 13: ‘God Made Trump,’ Biden campaigns at a church, and more news from the campaign trail (Jan. 25, 2024)

S5, Ep. 12: Rob Reiner and ‘God & Country’ director Dan Partland (Jan. 18, 2024)

S5, Ep. 11: The first celebration of MLK Day (Jan. 11, 2024)

S5, Ep. 10: The church-state legacy of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Dec. 21, 2023)

S5, Ep. 09: The trouble with school vouchers (part two) (Dec. 14, 2023)

S5, Ep. 08: The trouble with school vouchers (Dec. 7, 2023)

S5, Ep.07: Barbara Jordan’s 1986 speech on church-state separation resonates today (Nov. 30, 2023)

S5, Ep. 06: RFRA at 30 (Nov. 16, 2023)

S5, Ep. 05: An alarming push to put chaplains in public schools (Nov. 9, 2023)

S5, Ep. 04: A pivotal day in the U.S. House (Nov. 2, 2023)

S5, Ep. 03: SCOTUS is fixated on history. What’s prayer got to do with it? (Oct. 26, 2023)

S5, Ep. 02: Southern Baptist Convention president, ‘White Evangelical Racism’ author, and Respecting Religion co-host discuss Christian nationalism (Oct. 19, 2023)

S5, Ep. 01: Live Q&A with Holly and Amanda (Oct. 12, 2023)

Respecting Religion, Season 4: October 2022 – July 2023

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S4, Ep. 26: SCOTUS decides Groff and 303 Creative (July 6, 2023)

S4, Ep. 25: Religion in public schools: New federal guidance and the reality on the ground (June 8, 2023)

S4, Ep. 24: The myth of American ‘chosenness’ (part two) (June 2, 2023)

S4, Ep. 23: The myth of American ‘chosenness’ (June 1, 2023)

S4, Ep. 22: Inside the ReAwaken America tour (May 18, 2023)

S4, Ep. 21: 613 Commandments: James Talarico on his defense of church-state separation as a Christian (May 11, 2023)

S4, Ep. 20: The Ten Commandments (May 4, 2023)

S4, Ep. 19: Searching for common ground: SCOTUS hears Groff v. DeJoy (April 20, 2023)

S4. Ep. 18: Understanding Christian nationalism: New polling and media (April 13, 2023)

S4, Ep. 17: Is ‘de minimis’ enough? Previewing Groff v. DeJoy (April 6, 2023)

S4, Ep. 16: Biden, Trump and federal regulations (March 16, 2023)

S4, Ep. 15: Eric Adams, CPAC and Christian nationalism (March 9, 2023)

S4, Ep. 14: Public schools and Christian nationalism (March 2, 2023)

S4, Ep. 13: White supremacy and Christian nationalism: A conversation with the Rev. Dr. Jay Augustine (February 23, 2023)

S4, Ep. 12: Accusations of religious bias on campus and in Congress (February 9, 2023)

S4, Ep. 11: The National Prayer Breakfast and religious freedom (January 26, 2023)

S4, Ep. 10: A report, a prayer vigil, and a somber anniversary: Two years after January 6 (January 12, 2023)

S4, Ep. 09: Addressing Christian nationalism before Congress (December 15, 2022)

S4, Ep. 08: Hypotheticals, reeducation, and a preemptive claim: SCOTUS hears 303 Creative v. Elenis (December 8, 2022)

S4, Ep. 07: Does the Respect for Marriage Act protect religious liberty? (December 1, 2022)

S4, Ep. 06: Evaluating Christian nationalism as a political strategy (November 23, 2022)

S4, Ep. 05: Christian nationalism and the midterm elections (November 3, 2022)

S4, Ep. 04: A religious freedom right to an abortion? (October 27, 2022)

S4, Ep. 03: Lessons learned in 3 years of the Christians Against Christian Nationalism campaign (Oct. 20, 2022)

S4, Ep. 02: Justice Alito and religion at the Supreme Court: Previewing the new SCOTUS term (Oct. 13, 2022)

S4, Ep. 01: Still more to say: Review and updates on last term’s religious freedom cases from SCOTUS (Oct. 6, 2022)

Respecting Religion, Season 3 (October 2021 – July 2022)

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Episodes and show notes for season 3:

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S3, Ep. 21: Not solving a problem, but creating one: Dissecting the Kennedy v. Bremerton decision (July 7, 2022)

S3, Ep. 20: Forcing states to fund religion: Carson v. Makin decision (June 30, 2022)

S3, Ep. 19: Gun culture and Christian nationalism in America (June 16, 2022)

S3, Ep. 18: Christian nationalism and election season 2022 (June 2, 2022)

S3, Ep. 17: Religious Freedom and our Indigenous neighbors: Save Oak Flat (May 19, 2022)

S3, Ep. 16: SCOTUS decision roundup: Shurtleff v. Boston, Ramirez v. Collier, and the leaked Dobbs draft (May 5, 2022)

S3, Ep. 15: The coach is the loudspeaker and the field is his classroom: Recapping the arguments in Kennedy v. Bremerton (April 28, 2022)

S3, Ep. 14: #NoPrayToPlay: Previewing the Kennedy v. Bremerton case (April 14, 2022)

S3, Ep. 13: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings: The historic, the outrageous and the awkward (April 7, 2022)

S3, Ep. 12: Christian nationalism and January 6 (Feb. 17, 2022)

S3, Ep. 11: Race and religious freedom (Feb. 10, 2022)

S3, Ep. 10: Supreme Court roundup (Jan. 27, 2022)

S3, Ep. 09: Reviewing the Biden administration’s first year in religious liberty (Jan. 20, 2022)

S3, Ep. 08: Flying the flag and Christian nationalism: Previewing Shurtleff v. Boston (Jan. 13, 2022)

S3, Ep. 07: Is religion really like soccer or book club? Responding to oral arguments in Carson v. Makin (Dec. 16, 2021)

S3, Ep. 06: Challenging misinformation: How to have productive conversations with friends and family (Dec. 9, 2021)

S3, Ep. 05: What’s the problem with government funding religious education? A preview of Carson v. Makin (Dec. 2, 2021)

S3, Ep. 04: Searching for sincerity and standards: SCOTUS on religious rites in the execution chamber (Nov. 18, 2021)

S3, Ep. 03: What’s going on with religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandates? (Nov. 4, 2021)

S3, Ep. 02: Out of the shadows and into the courtroom: Religion in the execution chamber (Oct. 28, 2021)

S3, Ep. 01: The fondness of magistrates: Is religion really winning at the Supreme Court? (Oct. 21, 2021)

Respecting Religion, Season 1 (February 2020 – July 2020)

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Ep. 20: Supreme Court in July! (Season finale: July 16, 2020)

Ep. 19: SCOTUS disregards distinctiveness of religion in school funding decision (July 9, 2020)

Ep. 18: White supremacy and American Christianity (July 2, 2020)

Ep. 17: A landmark case for LGBTQ rights: What’s next for religious liberty? (June 18, 2020)

Ep. 16: When religious liberty covers racism (June 11, 2020)

Ep. 15: Protests, the president, and the photo op with a Bible (June 4, 2020)

Ep. 14: Finding the right response to reopening (May 21, 2020)

Ep. 13: Who’s a ‘minister’ and who gets to decide? (May 14, 2020)

Ep. 12: Not a charm: Contraceptive mandate returns to the Supreme Court for the third time (May 7, 2020)

Ep. 11: Christian nationalism during the coronavirus pandemic (April 30, 2020)

Ep. 10: Lawsuits challenging COVID-19 directives (April 23, 2020)

Ep. 09: Eboo Patel and interfaith collaboration (April 16, 2020)

Ep. 08: Religious freedom in the age of coronavirus (April 9, 2020)

Ep. 07: New laws including the CARES Act and houses of worship (April 2, 2020)

Ep. 06: Stay-at-home orders, religious freedom and RFRA (March 26, 2020)

Ep. 05: Supreme Court cases on employment discrimination (March 19, 2020)

Ep. 04: On the regs: Faith-based regulations from the Trump administration (March 12, 2020)

Ep. 03: Religion and public schools (March 5, 2020)

Ep. 02: Supreme Court case on government funding of religion: Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue (Feb. 27, 2020)

Ep. 01: Respecting Religion and the National Prayer Breakfast (Feb. 20, 2020)

Podcast Series Preview: Respecting Religion (Feb. 13, 2020)