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Legal and practical implications of Town of Greece v. Galloway

By BJC General Counsel K. Hollyn Hollman
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision (http://www.bjconline.org/index.php?option=com_content task=view id=5965 Itemid=112) in Town of Greece v. Galloway, upholding a prayer practice in local government meeting…

On May 5, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court released its Click here for previous resources (http://www.bjconline.org/index.php?option=com_content task=view id=5954 Itemid=112) from the Baptist Joint Committee on the case.
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Baptist Joint Committee brief cited in Kagan dissent
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cherilyn Crowe | Phone: 202-544-4226 | Cell: 202-603-1663 | ccrowe@BJConline.org May 5, 2014

WASHINGTON – A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that…

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Brent Walker, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, will be one of the panelists at the Inaugural Symposium (http://www.gwirf.org/index.php/event-caps) of The Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. Initiative on Religious Freed…

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Many issues are at play in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. (http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/sebelius-v-hobby-lobby-stores-inc/) and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius (http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/conestoga-wood-…

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A great friend of religious liberty and Baptists everywhere passed away in March. Richard E. Ice was a longtime member of the Baptist Joint Committee Board of Directors (http://www.bjconline.org/index.php?option=com_content task=view id=125 Itemid=114…

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How did Arizona legislation that looked pretty similar to many other religious freedom statutes grab the national spotlight and get characterized by some as a license to discriminate? Several factors led to the highly publicized veto of legislation kno…

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Okay — time for some shameless self-promotion. My friend Johnny Pierce and the good folks at Nurturing Faith (NurturingFaith.net (http://www.nurturingfaith.net/)) in Macon, Ga., have published the 8th Annual Shurden Lectures that I delivered last…

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Despite suggestions from some members of Congress of religious freedom strains in the military, a recent congressional hearing failed to reveal significant problems. Instead, reports from the chiefs of chaplains and other witnesses provided an affirmat…

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A pastor friend recently asked me to write a short piece on the importance to Baptists of church planting. I agreed to do it, but only in the context of a larger discussion about the relationship between freedom and evangelism. Historically, this has b…

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