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.
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.
The Baptist Joint Committee’s Amanda Tyler discusses the importance of interfaith dialogue for religious liberty in a new column for an important series on interfaith engagement at ethicsdaily.com.
A new FBI report brings home what we already know: too many religious observers in the United States face violence at the hands of their fellow Americans because of their faith.
Baptist leaders around the world are protesting legislation advanced in Bulgaria that would restrict religious liberty rights.
Retired General Roger Brady discusses the relationship between his Christian faith and the responsibilities of military leadership in an interview published in Christianity Today.
New Rules Expand Contraception Coverage Exemptions for Religious and Moral Objectors, While Court Challenges Continue
New rules are set to expand exemptions from the contraception coverage mandate for entities with a religious or moral objection.
Voters in Alabama and Arizona decided measures related to religious liberty issues yesterday; meanwhile our polarized country needs a dose of unity after a tough campaign season.
The BJC’s Holly Hollman issued a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement that it will take up the Bladensburg cross case this term.
Election day on Tuesday includes only two statewide initiatives related to religious liberty issues – one in Alabama and the other in Arizona. Here is a brief summary of each.
“I don’t see how you can present yourself as a true champion of religious liberty when in fact someone is exercising his faith, you then choose to escort them out of the room…”
We must be and we are united against hateful rhetoric and violence directed against any religious community. Practicing our faith free of fear must be protected, by our government and by us all.