Report from the Capital
The BJC’s flagship magazine, Report from the Capital, is published four times a year. Subscriptions are free: just send your mailing address to us at bjc@BJConline.org. This page contains a selection of articles from our latest publication. All of the articles are available in the PDF version of the magazine or on ISSUU.
James E. Wood Jr., the accomplished author and scholar who led the Baptist Joint Committee in the 1970s, passed away March 24, 2019, at age 96. A former missionary and professor, Wood left his mark on the church-state field around the world through his academic pursuits, personal work and eight years leading BJC.
By Ilana Ostrin, BJC Associate Director of Communications The 116th Congress made headlines for all the diversity barriers it has broken, especially in terms of religious belief and female representation. The new Congress — whose members were sworn in on...
The Court is being urged to weaken the standards that keep government from preferring one religion over another.
Those who care about religious liberty in this country need to know about Dunn v. Ray and its astonishing display of Christian preferentialism that threatens everyone’s religious freedom.
After 82 years of faithful service, the BJC’s enduring mission now lives in a new and fluid environment. It would be easy to be discouraged by the current reality, but we are not.
The United States’ legal tradition of protecting religious liberty seldom operates in absolute terms; religious liberty is not protected the same way in every context.
On March 26-27, the Rev. Dr. Aidsand Wright-Riggins will deliver the 2019 Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State in the greater Kansas City area.
Approximately one in three countries has at least one blasphemy law on the books, which are common tools used by governments in oppressing freedom of belief and expression.
Organizations like the BJC are active in fighting hate. Safety is no longer just an illusion or willful denial – it’s simply not a reality for many.
“Maintaining the United States’ strong leadership in defending religious liberty around the world requires that we attend to challenges at home as well as abroad.”
Walking the hallowed ground of America’s commitment to religious liberty in Rhode Island is a pilgrimage for any Baptist and a reminder of how important it is to defend this freedom for all.
We can pursue unity in these divided times by recommitting ourselves – Republicans and Democrats – to living up to the principle of religious non-favoritism.