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.
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.
The school funding lawsuit in Maine is just the latest in a string of cases testing the reach of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church.
In remarks today, AG Jeff Sessions announced a review to determine if religious entities are being denied access to federal grants and other government benefits out of no-establishment concerns.
For the second time in the last five years, the 7th Circuit appeals court will rule on a church-state challenge to the clergy housing allowance.
Students in an Oklahoma school district who are Cherokee tribal members will be allowed to wear ceremonial eagle feathers during graduation after the state AG offered his support.