Press Releases

BJC releases statements, commentary and analysis of pressing religious liberty issues to members of the media. Contact Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons if you are a member of the media who would like to be added to our distribution list.

BJC welcomes first national strategy to counter antisemitism

"The first national strategy to counter antisemitism is a helpful step forward in the ongoing work of fulfilling our country’s promise of religious freedom for all," said BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler.

BJC applauds Biden administration school prayer guidance

“The government should never tell students how, when or whether to pray. The U.S. Department of Education’s new guidance does a good job protecting students of all faiths and students who don’t practice a faith. It’s clear that the Biden administration understands the vital role that public schools play in ensuring faith freedom for all students."

Baptist group opposes proposed bills in Texas legislature

A proposal to allow unqualified chaplains to take the place of public school counselors undermines religious liberty.

BJC Center for Faith, Justice and Reconciliation marks new chapter for organizations

BJC is proud to announce its acquisition of the Center for Faith, Justice, and Reconciliation, an organizational leader advancing justice and building cultures for reconciliation. The new BJC Center for Faith, Justice and Reconciliation marks an exciting new chapter for both organizations.

BJC: Biden administration nets victory for religious freedom

“No one should be denied a federally funded job for being the wrong religion. The Biden administration is right to restore protections against religious discrimination for Americans who work for federal contractors," said BJC's Holly Hollman.

Biden administration proposed rule advances religious freedom

BJC's Holly Hollman says the proposed regulations strengthen the constitutional safeguards governing the relationship between the federal government and faith-based social service providers.

Baptist leader to testify before Congress on Christian nationalism

BJC's Amanda Tyler will speak on Tuesday, December 13, in the final hearing in the “Confronting White Supremacy” series held by the House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

Statement of Christian leaders to January 6th committee

A group of Christian leaders concerned about Christian nationalism sent a letter to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, asking the committee to thoroughly investigate the role that Christian nationalism played in the attack.