Remembering James E. Wood Jr: 1922-2019

Remembering James E. Wood Jr: 1922-2019

James E. Wood Jr., the accomplished author and scholar who led the Baptist Joint Committee in the 1970s, passed away March 24, 2019, at age 96. A former missionary and professor, Wood left his mark on the church-state field around the world through his academic...
New Congress brings changes, breaks barriers

New Congress brings changes, breaks barriers

    By Ilana Ostrin, BJC Associate Director of Communications The 116th Congress made headlines for all the diversity barriers it has broken, especially in terms of religious belief and female representation. The new Congress — whose members were sworn in on...
A decision that will live in infamy

A decision that will live in infamy

By BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler The first church-state decision of the 2018-2019 Supreme Court term wasn’t a case that BJC or other religious liberty advocacy groups were actively involved in, but one whose effects could reverberate for some time. The case came...
A Joyful Calling

A Joyful Calling

By Amanda Tyler, BJC Executive Director One of the joys of my job is hearing from donors about why they support the work of the BJC. When I got a note from one of our Jewish supporters recently, I asked his permission to share it with you: “A week or so ago, I ran...