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.

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.

Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Announces BJC Fellows Class of 2022

BJC is pleased to announce the 2022 class of BJC Fellows, our latest cohort of young professionals who are rising to new challenges and defending faith freedom for all in their communities. The BJC Fellows come from diverse theological, educational and geographic backgrounds, and they are united in their call to defend this foundational American ideal.

BJC on Kennedy v. Bremerton decision: Students will be subject to religious pressure

BJC says the Kennedy v. Bremerton decision flies in the face of decades of decisions that have allowed students to enjoy their religious freedom rights without fear of school-sponsored religious practices.

BJC blasts Supreme Court decision in Carson v. Makin

"Forcing taxpayers to fund religious education undermines the secular nature of our government and the freedom of religious institutions to engage in ministry without government interference," according to BJC's Holly Hollman.

BJC: Students have the right to be free from government-sponsored prayer in public schools

“Constitutional protections for religious liberty in public schools were on the line today. It was startling to hear the Supreme Court even consider whether public school officials can use their government position to lead religious exercises when this has been a settled question for decades," said Holly Hollman.

BJC reacts to SCOTUS foster care ruling

"The Court's decision does not require religious exemptions in all future cases involving government contracts and nondiscrimination policies. That is a good thing because nondiscrimination provisions often protect religious liberty in government services," said Amanda Tyler.