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The first Report from the Capital of 2018 is here! In the wake of a destructive hurricane season, this issue examines the problems with federal disaster relief given to religious institutions. We commemorate Executive Director Amanda Tyler’s one year anniversary at the BJC with a special conversation between her and Brian Kaylor of Word and Way. Professor Paul V.M. Flesher of the University of Wyoming offers his view on the meaning of religious liberty. The BJC also welcomes two new staff members and two interns.
Get a recap of Dr. Charles C. Haynes’ presentations for the 2018 Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State in this edition. Plus, BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler looks at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and religious liberty, General Counsel Holly Hollman examines what divides us and what can unite us, and more.
In a special edition focused on standing up for others, Amanda Tyler reviews the latest Executive Order that undercuts key protections, Holly Hollman reviews the oral arguments in the Trump v. Hawaii case, Baptists and Muslims change the conversation at a national dialogue, and more.
This edition reviews the Supreme Court decisions in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case and Trump v. Hawaii (the travel ban case). Plus, Amanda Tyler shares lessons from history, Holly Hollman reviews the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy and nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, and the next generation of religious liberty advocates takes the stage at the RLC Luncheon.
BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler looks at what unites us as we head toward the midterm elections, General Counsel Holly Hollman breaks down what we learned about Brett Kavanaugh’s church-state views before he was confirmed to the Supreme Court, Associate General Counsel Jennifer Hawks shares a religious liberty pilgrimage, the 2018 BJC Fellows reflect on their time in Colonial Williamsburg, and more.
This edition includes a recap of Amanda Tyler’s testimony before Congress, a look at a new book from Holly Hollman on finding common ground amid contentious debates, updates on the BJC’s work speaking out against blasphemy laws and standing against anti-Semitism, Tyler on the BJC’s joyful calling, and a conversation with the Rev. Dr. Adisand Wright-Riggins.