Amanda Tyler, executive director of BJC and lead organizer of the Christians Against Christian Nationalism campaign, testified at a congressional hearing on international religious freedom. “The best way we can make a difference is by not adding more fuel to the fire of religious extremism and nationalism. Instead, we should focus on being a role model to the world by ensuring the institutional separation of church and state, which protects all of us,” Tyler said during her testimony.
In primetime address, President Biden denounces rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia in United States as war rages
President Biden addressed Americans on the war in Israel and Gaza, emphasizing that “Israel and Palestinians equally deserve to live in safety, dignity, and peace.”
Appeals court says ‘preserving neighborhood character’ is not a sufficient justification for denying meditation center zoning request
By requiring the government to demonstrate a compelling government interest necessitates a substantial burden on religious exercise, laws like RFRA and RLUIPA provide a workable legal framework for resolving disputes between the government and religious adherents.
Texas chaplains are leading the fight against “chaplains” replacing counselors in public schools.
S5, Ep. 02: Southern Baptist Convention president, ‘White Evangelical Racism’ author, and Respecting Religion co-host discuss Christian nationalism
What happens when you talk about Christian nationalism with the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, a historian who wrote a book on white evangelical racism, and the lead organizer of Christians Against Christian Nationalism? Find out as we bring you portions of a panel conversation recorded in September during the Texas Tribune Festival. The Rev. Dr. Bart Barber, Dr. Anthea Butler, and Amanda Tyler talk about Christian nationalism’s connection to the January 6 attack, Baptist history, American history, Christian citizenship, and much more. You might hear surprising areas of agreement in this honest, in-depth, and animated conversation.
Is the Supreme Court immune from public pressure? What is the role of the government when it comes to nondiscrimination laws, gender identity, and posting Scripture? As we begin season 5 of Respecting Religion, Amanda Tyler and Holly Hollman take live questions from an audience on these topics and more. Hear their updates from the summer as they share what we can expect from this new Supreme Court term, as well as how decisions are impacting our country at all levels.
BJC is proud to announce a historic transition of its board leadership. For the first time, the BJC Board of Directors elected a Latina person to serve as chair and a Jewish person to serve as vice chair.
9th Circuit agrees with panel, orders California school district to recognize Fellowship of Christian Athletes club
The 9th Circuit ordered the San Jose school district to recognize the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as an official student club, despite the fact that FCA would not agree to abide by the district’s nondiscrimination policy.