Imprisoned Iranian-American pastor gets push from State Dept.

By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service
Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for the release of an Iranian-American minister from a Tehran prison, a welcome step for advocates who had accused the State Department of being “AWOL” on the case.

From the April 2013 Report from the Capital

A lunch that launched a vital lectureship

By J. Brent Walker, BJC Executive Director
The Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State have provided wonderful opportunities for thousands of students, professors and other campus visitors to imbibe the wisdom the speakers supplied.

From the April 2013 Report from the Capital

Clearing up misconceptions at the church-state intersection

By Jeff Huett
Over the course of three presentations at Stetson University April 9-10, Baptist Joint Committee Executive Director Brent Walker drew on this description, presenting some of the misunderstandings that make religious liberty and church-state separation controversial and suggesting ways to accommodate religious differences, even in the political realm.

From the April 2013 Report from the Capital