Are you interested in the intersection of religion, law and public policy? Are you worried about threats to faith freedom for all, including Christian nationalism? BJC offers a variety of educational programming in Washington, D.C., and across the country. We invite you to learn with us! 

Come visit us, or we can travel to you. We provide interactive programs on religious liberty law, history and current controversies. Check out our library of extensive online resources, such as the digital edition of our quarterly magazine, Report from the Capital, and our Respecting Religion podcast.

You can also visit the website page of the BJC Center for Faith, Justice and Reconciliation, which provides a series of special programs.

Are you a young person interested in religious freedom? Learn more about the BJC Fellows Program, the BJC Internship Program, and our annual scholarship contest

Interactive sessions

Our interactive programs on religious liberty take 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 current Supreme Court cases 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

“Not only were we Baptist, we were Episcopal, Church of God in Christ (COGIC), Muslim and nonreligious. I am glad that we were a diverse crowd. There’s nothing worse than having conversations with people that are the same kind of different as you. We each brought varying perspectives that carried our dialogues and gave each of us new insights.”

Brittany Graves
2019 BJC Fellow

Photo of Brittany Graves, 2019 BJC Fellow

“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
Essay Contest Winner