The Baptist Joint Committee is now accepting applications for the 2018 BJC Fellows Program, which offers young professionals the opportunity to deepen their legal, historical and theological understanding of religious liberty.

Those chosen for the program will attend the BJC Fellows Seminar, an educational program in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, from July 25-29. During the seminar, Fellows will engage in conversations about religious freedom advocacy and activism, and they will learn from preeminent scholars and BJC staff members. Lodging, meals and most travel expenses are covered. No religious requirement is necessary to apply; all individuals with six years or less experience in their current profession are eligible.

BJC Fellows must commit to being advocates for religious liberty in their houses of worship and communities upon completion of the seminar. They will have projects to complete during the seminar as well as individual projects afterward.

Visit for more information and application materials. The deadline to apply for the 2018 class is February 16. To learn more about the experience, visit our website or search #BJCFellows on social media.

This article appeared in the November/December 2017 edition of Report from the Capital. You can also read the digital version of the magazine or view it as a PDF