Are you a news junkie for controversies involving religion? Are you worried about threats to the First Amendment? Would your students, church or civic group be interested in seeing what it’s like to make change in Washington, D.C., as advocates for religious freedom?

Come visit us, or we’ll come visit you. There’s so much we can learn from each other: the First Amendment challenges in our lives and in our communities, ideas for how to respond and solutions that have worked to promote separation of church and state.

BJC can provide an interactive, hour-long program on religious liberty and what we do. Or join us online — we’ve got extensive resources on the issues, history, legislation and court cases. We also have our magazine, Report from the Capital, as well as frequent news updates, podcasts and videos. For the next generation, we offer programs geared to high school students, college students and young professionals.

Interactive Sessions

Our interactive, hour-long program on religious liberty takes you through how we work on Supreme Court cases, make our voices heard in Congress and succeed at advocacy in the nation’s capital.

You’ll also see how we think about current debates — from the travel ban to the rise of Christian nationalism. Every case is different. Every issue is important. Our experience has given us lessons and tools we’re excited to share. We’re eager to hear what you think. Come to D.C., or we’ll come to you.

“The students come away from their BJC visit with an understanding of the separation of church and state and our framers’ intentions for the separation of church and state by looking at the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.”

Susan Dimock
Director, Loyola University Chicago Washington, D.C. Program.

“Learning with BJC is one of the ways I’m able to show our group work that is happening outside of their area, outside of their community. I hope they will use the information to take a stand for religious liberty and be a voice for religious liberty wherever they are and wherever they go.”

Rev. Lawrence Powers
Triangle Area Campus Minister, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina

“As an intern, I was able to learn more about religious freedom and meaningfully contribute to our mission. In addition to assisting with the everyday operation of BJC, I had the opportunity to hand-deliver letters opposing the politicization of churches to members of Congress and sit in on a congressional hearing about school vouchers.”

Richard Chung
2017 BJC Intern

“I entered the essay contest because it seemed like a very special type of scholarship. This one asked something that sort of related to me, and I felt like I could share my voice and opinion.”

Yusra Ahmed
2017
Essay Contest Winner