Church-state for Issues page

Here are brief summaries of some issues at the intersection of church and state and additional resources for more information. 

If you are new to these topics, start with the primer on the two religion clauses of the First Amendment. You also might want to check out Brent Walker’s Top 5 Myths of the Separation of Church and State or answers to 35 questions in “Religious Expression in American Public Life: A Joint Statement of Current Law,” produced by many different religious and civil liberties organizations, including the Baptist Joint Committee.

For examples of the BJC’s work surrounding these issues, visit our litigation and legislation pages.