Respecting

Religion

Join us for a weekly conversation on Respecting Religion

What’s at stake for faith freedom for all in our world today? BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler and General Counsel Holly Hollman are sitting down each week to discuss religion and the law, including recent developments in the way the government relates to religion as well as where religion shows up in our world and culture today.

As lawyers and people of faith, Amanda and Holly think these topics deserve respectful conversation. In season three, they’ll explore government funding of religious schools, the religious liberty rights of prisoners, Christian nationalism, and the continuing debates about religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination mandates. Join the conversation, and learn how we can work together to protect faith freedom for all.

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Respecting Religion, Season 3 (launched October 21, 2021)

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Episodes and show notes for season 3:

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S3, Ep. 20: Forcing states to fund religion: Carson v. Makin decision (June 30, 2022)

S3, Ep. 19: Gun culture and Christian nationalism in America (June 16, 2022)

S3, Ep. 18: Christian nationalism and election season 2022 (June 2, 2022)

S3, Ep. 17: Religious Freedom and our Indigenous neighbors: Save Oak Flat (May 19, 2022)

S3, Ep. 16: SCOTUS decision roundup: Shurtleff v. Boston, Ramirez v. Collier, and the leaked Dobbs draft (May 5, 2022)

S3, Ep. 15: The coach is the loudspeaker and the field is his classroom: Recapping the arguments in Kennedy v. Bremerton (April 28, 2022)

S3, Ep. 14: #NoPrayToPlay: Previewing the Kennedy v. Bremerton case (April 14, 2022)

S3, Ep. 13: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings: The historic, the outrageous and the awkward (April 7, 2022)

S3, Ep. 12: Christian nationalism and January 6 (Feb. 17, 2022)

S3, Ep. 11: Race and religious freedom (Feb. 10, 2022)

S3, Ep. 10: Supreme Court roundup (Jan. 27, 2022)

S3, Ep. 09: Reviewing the Biden administration’s first year in religious liberty (Jan. 20, 2022)

S3, Ep. 08: Flying the flag and Christian nationalism: Previewing Shurtleff v. Boston (Jan. 13, 2022)

S3, Ep. 07: Is religion really like soccer or book club? Responding to oral arguments in Carson v. Makin (Dec. 16, 2021)

S3, Ep. 06: Challenging misinformation: How to have productive conversations with friends and family (Dec. 9, 2021)

S3, Ep. 05: What’s the problem with government funding religious education? A preview of Carson v. Makin (Dec. 2, 2021)

S3, Ep. 04: Searching for sincerity and standards: SCOTUS on religious rites in the execution chamber (Nov. 18, 2021)

S3, Ep. 03: What’s going on with religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandates? (Nov. 4, 2021)

S3, Ep. 02: Out of the shadows and into the courtroom: Religion in the execution chamber (Oct. 28, 2021)

S3, Ep. 01: The fondness of magistrates: Is religion really winning at the Supreme Court? (Oct. 21, 2021)

Respecting Religion, Season 2 (October 2020 – December 2020)

Respecting Religion, Season 1 (February 2020 – July 2020)

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Show notes for each episode in season 1

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Ep. 20: Supreme Court in July! (Season finale: July 16, 2020)

Ep. 19: SCOTUS disregards distinctiveness of religion in school funding decision (July 9, 2020)

Ep. 18: White supremacy and American Christianity (July 2, 2020)

Ep. 17: A landmark case for LGBTQ rights: What’s next for religious liberty? (June 18, 2020)

Ep. 16: When religious liberty covers racism (June 11, 2020)

Ep. 15: Protests, the president, and the photo op with a Bible (June 4, 2020)

Ep. 14: Finding the right response to reopening (May 21, 2020)

Ep. 13: Who’s a ‘minister’ and who gets to decide? (May 14, 2020)

Ep. 12: Not a charm: Contraceptive mandate returns to the Supreme Court for the third time (May 7, 2020)

Ep. 11: Christian nationalism during the coronavirus pandemic (April 30, 2020)

Ep. 10: Lawsuits challenging COVID-19 directives (April 23, 2020)

Ep. 09: Eboo Patel and interfaith collaboration (April 16, 2020)

Ep. 08: Religious freedom in the age of coronavirus (April 9, 2020)

Ep. 07: New laws including the CARES Act and houses of worship (April 2, 2020)

Ep. 06: Stay-at-home orders, religious freedom and RFRA (March 26, 2020)

Ep. 05: Supreme Court cases on employment discrimination (March 19, 2020)

Ep. 04: On the regs: Faith-based regulations from the Trump administration (March 12, 2020)

Ep. 03: Religion and public schools (March 5, 2020)

Ep. 02: Supreme Court case on government funding of religion: Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue (Feb. 27, 2020)

Ep. 01: Respecting Religion and the National Prayer Breakfast (Feb. 20, 2020)

Podcast Series Preview: Respecting Religion (Feb. 13, 2020)