Baptist Joint Committee ( Baptist Joint Committee )

Baptist Joint Committee

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Primarily an education and advocacy organization, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is a leading voice in Washington, D.C., fighting to uphold the historic Baptist principle of religious freedom. It stands guard at the intersection of church and state, defending the first freedom of the First Amendment by protecting both the free exercise of religion and defending against its establishment by government.

Baptist Joint Committee press release, blog etc

12/15/2017 - 07:54 BJC responds to removal of language that would have undermined the protections of the Johnson Amendment
12/05/2017 - 12:42 Religious groups: Baker not entitled to religious exemption from state law regulating commerce
11/09/2017 - 12:16 Baptist leader says tax bill headed to the House floor now even worse for houses of worship and the charitable sector
11/09/2017 - 10:01 Religious holidays and public schools are focus of 2018 BJC essay scholarship contest
11/02/2017 - 11:09 Baptists say tax bill will deform not reform the tax law that protects houses of worship
10/31/2017 - 08:24 Brief says diversity of religious beliefs is protected in the commercial context by public accommodations laws
10/06/2017 - 13:55 BJC statement on DOJ memorandum regarding religious liberty law
09/27/2017 - 14:05 Baptist Joint Committee announces 2017 essay contest winners
07/27/2017 - 17:05 BJC statement on nomination of Sam Brownback as international religious freedom ambassador
07/12/2017 - 21:54 BJC says funding bill will expose houses of worship to political pressure
06/26/2017 - 16:14 Baptist group: SCOTUS decision undermines religious liberty protections, adds confusion to law
05/04/2017 - 11:09 BJC: Executive Order does not advance religious liberty
04/19/2017 - 06:18 BJC: Supreme Court should rule against Trinity Lutheran Church to protect religious liberty
04/04/2017 - 05:25 Nearly 100 religious groups tell Congress: Keep the Johnson Amendment
03/20/2017 - 08:58 BJC: Gorsuch has mixed record on religious liberty
03/06/2017 - 19:00 BJC: While new EO does not explicitly preference certain faiths, concerns remain
02/02/2017 - 11:23 BJC: Repeal of Johnson Amendment would hinder the churchs prophetic witness