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In this special BJC podcast, we bring you an interview of BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler by one of our partners. Brian Kaylor, the host of “Baptist Without an Adjective,” interviewed Tyler during her recent visit to Missouri.
Kaylor, who also serves as editor of Word & Way and the associate executive director of Churchnet, joins us for the first part of the podcast. Then, beginning at 6:10, you can hear Kaylor’s interview with Tyler, which covers her recent testimony before Congress, what she’s most excited about these days and more.
Amanda Tyler testifies before Congress
Take a listen to the congressional testimony of BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler from Oct. 2, 2018, when she spoke on threats to religious liberty around the world in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution. Visit our blog for more information about the hearing, including a video of the entire event.
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Cook, pastor of Second Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, discusses why he supports the Johnson Amendment and how it protects houses of worship.
Buddy Shurden joins BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler in a discussion on the 2018 Shurden Lectures, the lectures’ history and Shurden’s interest in defending and extending religious liberty for all.
Dr. Charles C. Haynes sits down with BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler to preview his upcoming presentations — focused on the rights of conscience — for the annual Shurden Lectures, coming to the campuses of Mercer University in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia, on March 20-21.
Why do people of faith and charitable nonprofits want to keep the Johnson Amendment? BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler and Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, talk about this provision of the tax code that protects nonpartisanship in 501(c)(3) organizations. They review how people of faith and the nonprofit community are working to keep the Johnson Amendment, and they share how you can join them. Release date: Feb. 27, 2018.
Two BJC Fellows — Jaimie Crumley, a 2016 BJC Fellow (shown above on the right), and Kristen Nielsen Donnelly, a 2017 BJC Fellow, (shown above on the left) — share why they choose to support and contribute to the future of the BJC Fellows Program on Giving Tuesday.
The grand prize winner of the 2017 Religious Liberty Essay Contest, Yusra Ahmed, chats with Charles Watson Jr., BJC Education and Outreach Specialist, about her experience writing her winning essay and what she learned.
In honor of Constitution Day, listen to BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman give a lecture on the foundations of religious liberty, including how the Constitution protects our first freedom.
The National Sikh Campaign’s Gurwin Ahuja on the importance of knowing your neighbor
Ahuja, who created the Know Your Neighbor Campaign, explains his passion for religious liberty advocacy and what he hopes to do now that his job with Obama White House is over. (Released on 02/24/17)
The BJC executive director and her predecessor talk about the state of religious liberty and challenges moving forward (Released on 01/17/17)
Our fall 2016 interns talk about what it’s like to spend a semester working alongside BJC staff on Capitol Hill (Released on 12/28/16)
In his lecture from the BJC symposium Religious Liberty and the Black Church, the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta discusses the subject from historical and theological perspectives (Released on 12/19/16)
The former BJC staff member and Alliance of Baptists executive director looks back on the partnerships and conflicts that have shaped Baptist life since the BJC’s creation in 1936. (Released on 10/28/16)
Former BJC board chair and Religious Liberty Council co-chair Mark Wiggs looks back on supporting the BJC, as well as his friendships with Brent Walker and James Dunn. (Released 09/13/16)
A passionate Baptist and religious liberty supporter, Echols found a home at the Baptist Joint Committee. She recalls fighting sexism, covering Congress and the brilliance of Dr. Emanuel Carlson (Released 08/26/16)
BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman and Associate General Counsel Jennifer Hawks break down the BJC’s friend-of-the-court brief in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley (Released 07/13/16)
BJC Executive Director Brent Walker and Associate General Counsel Jennifer Hawks recap the oral argument in Zubik v. Burwell and the atmosphere inside and outside of the Court (Released 03/21/16)
General Counsel Holly Hollman discusses the BJC’s friend-of-the-court brief in the case ahead of the March 23 oral arguments (03/03/16)