Blog from the Capital
Written by Don Byrd, the Baptist Joint Committee’s Blog from the Capital informs readers of daily events impacting the debate on church-state separation. If you use an RSS reader, click here to access and connect with the blog’s RSS feed. You can also follow Byrd on Twitter at @BJCblog.
The Montana Constitution’s ban on aid to religious schools does not allow a scholarship tax credit to be used for religious school tuition, the state’s Supreme Court ruled.
For public school officials, the holidays season can mean navigating some difficult church-state terrain to protect the religious liberty of all students.
What’s the state of religious liberty in America today? And where does it go from here? Deseret News asked some experts and advocates for their views.
Entry forms for the 2019 BJC Scholarship Essay contest for high school juniors and seniors are now available! The topic is the Johnson Amendment. Grand prize includes a trip for two to D.C.!
“In God We Trust” fever in states across the U.S. may be just the first phase of a larger effort to introduce increasingly ambitious legislation to expand religion’s footprint in public institutions.
A bill sent to President Trump by a unanimous vote in both the House and Senate offers assistance to those surviving religious minorities in Iraq and Syria targeted by ISIS for extinction.
Ohio House Bill 36, the “Ohio Pastor Protection Act,” bars any penalty directed at ministers for refusing to perform a marriage ceremony that conflicts with their religious beliefs. But is it necessary?
The Arizona Supreme Court will decide whether a Phoenix law requiring business owners to provide wedding invitations to a same-sex couple, despite their religious objection, violates their religious freedom rights.
Baptist Joint Committee Fellows come from diverse educational, professional and religious backgrounds, to learn in an intensive education program that equips them for activism.
An Aberdeen, WA minister has filed suit against the city for refusing her entry to a homeless camp to attend to residents, claiming a violation of her religious freedom rights.
Leaders in the U.S. House are poised to change the rules barring head coverings to honor the increased religious diversity in Congress.
I am bracing for stories of improper religious displays on government property, religious pageants at public schools, and other battles generally in the War on Christmas.