James M. Dunn Next Generation Fund
James M. Dunn (1932-2015) served as Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee from 1981-1999. Through his tenure at the BJC and later as a professor at the School of Divinity at Wake Forest University, Dr. Dunn trained impassioned advocates for religious freedom and the separation of church and state. In lieu of flowers, his family suggested that memorial gifts be sent to the BJC or the School of Divinity at Wake Forest University. With that in mind, we established the James M. Dunn Next Generation Fund. Our goal is to continue Dr. Dunn’s commitment to training and mentoring the next generation of religious liberty advocates. By contributing to this fund, you are helping to ensure that future generations will enjoy religious liberty for all people.
Use the form below to make a secure, one-time online gift using your debit or credit card.
If you would like to give by check, please mail to:
Baptist Joint Committee
200 Maryland Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
James Dunn and Bill Moyers: “The Intersection”
James Dunn was a fierce advocate of “soul freedom.” He believed that religion should be voluntary, not forced. In this 1996 interview with journalist Bill Moyers, Dunn explains the importance of this concept as well as the Baptist heritage of religious freedom and the separation of church and state. For discussion guides that go with this program, visit BJConline.org/TheIntersection.