The U.S. Supreme Court this week will consider arguments about the religious significance of the cross and whether a large memorial on publicly owned land in Maryland violates the Constitution.
In a statement opposing Project Blitz and similar legislative proposals, a coalition including the BJC decried recent efforts to use government institutions to promote a Christian perspective.
In a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the Bladensburg Cross case, the BJC counters powerfully the claim that the cross is merely a generic, secular memorializing symbol.
More than 120 lawmakers have signed on as co-sponsors of the Freedom of Religion Act, which is supported by several nonprofit organizations including the BJC.
Baptist Joint Committee Fellows come from diverse educational, professional and religious backgrounds, to learn in an intensive education program that equips them for activism.