Report from the Capital

Report from the Capital

See how BJC is working to move faith freedom forward in this edition of Report from the Capital as we continue the work set before us: standing for everyone’s faith freedom and reimagining our work at new intersections, including a continued focus on the connection between religious freedom and racial justice. Amanda Tyler invites everyone to join in celebrating our 85th anniversary, Holly Hollman provides analysis of the Supreme Court’s Fulton decision, the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis calls the church to fierce freedom, Black scholars show how religious liberty has been white too long, Asian American leaders discuss faith freedom, Chairman Terry Rambler shares the religious significance of Oak Flat, and more.

Moving faith freedom forward over these next 15 years will take all of us working together, drawing on our personal experiences, sharing our unique perspectives, and listening to and learning from each other as equals.” Read her column. 

BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman breaks down the Supreme Court’s decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia and the little guideance given by the Court for future religious freedom conflicts. Read her column.

The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis calls the church to dismantle racism during BJC’s “Fierce Freedom” program. Read more.

BJC celebrates where we have been and the many people all along the way who suppoted, cared for and challenged us to advocate for religious freedom. Join us as we keep moving faith freedom forward and be the organization we’re called to be at our centennial in 15 years.

Four professors exposed a narrative that centers white experiences in conversations about religious liberty. Read about the 2021 Shurden Lectures.

Watch the conversations with Asian American leaders about how their identities and faith interset, and access a discussion guide for further conversation. 

The Revs. Robin and Marty Anderson share about their unique relationship as co-pastors and why they support BJC’s work. Read the Q&A.

Chairman Terry Rambler of the San Carols Apache Tribe shares about the significance of Chí’chil Biłdagoteel, also known as Oak Flat, and how it is under threat of being given to a foreign mining company.

“I believe in a religious freedom that is bigger than the right to hate.” Madison McClendon shares how religious liberty makes it possible for him to be a queer Christian.


We have been producing Report from the Capital since 1946, bringing trustworthy and nuanced analysis of church-state issues to readers across the country, as well as to every member of Congress.