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.

More than 100 Texas Chaplains Urge State School Boards to Keep Chaplains Out of Public Schools

The chaplains issued the call in response to SB 763, which permits school districts to allow faith-based chaplains to serve as counselors in public schools

BJC announces 2023 class of BJC Fellows

Meet the 2023 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.

BJC comments on 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis decision

BJC affirms the significance of laws like Colorado's and rejects any attempt to portray them as an infringement on religious liberty.

BJC welcomes Supreme Court’s unanimous opinion clarifying religious protections in workplace

"This decision is a victory for religious minorities, who disproportionately claim the need for workplace religious accommodations," said BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman.

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.