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January’s magazine previews the Supreme Court cases challenging the contraceptive mandate, BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman discusses the legal standard (RFRA) at the center of the cases, and BJC Executive Director Brent Walker examines the relationship between freedom and evangelism.
February’s edition features Brent Walker’s discussion of two briefs filed in the contraceptive mandate cases and Holly Hollman’s breakdown of a Capitol Hill hearing involving chaplains.
The March magazine features new workplace guidelines aimed at easing religious discrimination lawsuits, Hollman’s discussion of the highly-publicized controversy surrounding the recently-vetoed Arizona religious freedom bill, and Walker’s introduction of a new book to discuss a “touchy subject.”
This edition examines the oral arguments in the challenge to the contraceptive mandate, including Hollman’s insight on underreported aspects of the cases. It also has a tribute to Richard E. Ice from Brent Walker.
Complete coverage of the Town of Greece v. Galloway decision leads the May magazine, including Hollman’s exploration of its legal and practical implications. Also in this issue, Walker discusses the connection between religious liberty and social justice and joins a panel of religious leaders at Harvard to address religious liberty and interfaith issues.
Learn more about two friend-of-the-court briefs recently signed by the BJC in this magazine: The cover story focuses on a case defending a Muslim prisoner’s religious rights, and Holly Hollman’s column discusses the BJC’s involvement in a Colorado case regarding school vouchers. Plus, Brent Walker reviews a new book on the life of President Jimmy Carter.
The Hobby Lobby decision and its impact headline this issue. BJC Executive Director Brent Walker explores the corporation’s narrow victory, and BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman examines the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in light of the decision.
The September issue includes information on the Obama administration’s responses to the latest religious liberty challenges to the contraceptive mandate, BJC Executive Director Brent Walker’s review of a new book on the separation of church and state, and Charles Watson Jr.’s theological reflections on the Supreme Court decision regarding local government prayer.
This edition has a recap of the Supreme Court arguments over a prisoner’s religious grooming rights and BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman’s insight on the importance of protecting prisoners’ religious rights. Plus, BJC Executive Director Brent Walker explains the need for a “both/and” outlook in a polarized political culture and the winning essay from the 2014 contest is published.
BJC blogger Don Byrd’s review of 2014’s top church-state news stories leads this issue. Also, BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman discusses the role of the church in performing legal marriage ceremonies, the BJC announces a new fellows program, and BJC Executive Director Brent Walker previews 2015.