Public schools are not Sunday schools
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by Cherilyn Crowe Guy
4d ago
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Anti-Christian nationalism group’s first-ever field organizer is based in North Texas
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by Cherilyn Crowe Guy
4d ago
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Mike Johnson Acknowledges Biden’s Presidency Is ‘God’s Will’
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by Cherilyn Crowe Guy
4d ago
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Members of Congress demand explanation for Christian nationalism-embracing guest chaplain in letter endorsed by BJC
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
by Don Byrd
5d ago
More than two dozen members of Congress sent a letter to Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and the House Chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Margaret Grun Kibben, to voice their concern about an invited guest chaplain who was allowed to deliver the opening invocation on the House floor. The post Members of Congress demand explanation for Christian nationalism-embracing guest chaplain in letter endorsed by BJC appeared first on BJC ..read more
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S5, Ep. 17: The presidency and Christian nationalism
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
by Cherilyn Crowe Guy
5d ago
Presidents have made broad appeals to our country without dividing along religious belief throughout American history. Amanda Tyler and Holly Hollman look at presidential leadership and talk about how our country’s founding documents set up our system of government that does not create a “Christian nation” in any sort of legal sense – rather, it ensures freedom of religion and freedom from a state establishment of religion. They also talk about why people like to claim we are a “Christian nation” and the reasons that is a problematic statement. The post S5, Ep. 17: The presidency and Christian ..read more
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Is politics today’s biggest threat to faith?
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
by Don Byrd
1w ago
Writing for TIME magazine, author and sociology professor Dr. Samuel Perry makes the case that the growing secularization of America is in part a result of our broken politics. The post Is politics today’s biggest threat to faith? appeared first on BJC ..read more
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Iowa, Utah advance ‘RFRA’ bills during spring legislative sessions
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
by Don Byrd
2w ago
There are 25 states with a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) law, and another handful of states have similar language in their state constitutions. Now, legislatures in Utah and Iowa are poised to join the list. The post Iowa, Utah advance ‘RFRA’ bills during spring legislative sessions appeared first on BJC ..read more
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S5, Ep. 15: Black America’s changing religious landscape
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
by Cherilyn Crowe Guy
2w ago
Much is said and assumed about the religious landscape of Black America, but it’s more diverse than the common narratives. Holly Hollman speaks with Dr. Sabrina E. Dent and Dr. Anthony Pinn about misconceptions and how they brought together Black Church leaders and Black nontheists for key conversations. Tune in for this open and honest conversation about how we can work across racial and religious lines to help all communities thrive. The post S5, Ep. 15: Black America’s changing religious landscape appeared first on BJC ..read more
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S5, Ep. 14: Faith in elections
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
by Cherilyn Crowe Guy
3w ago
What is the role of churches and other houses of worship in protecting democracy? This topic usually comes up because of bad actors that overstep into partisanship, but today’s show looks at how faith communities can help our elections run smoothly. Holly Hollman speaks with Chris Crawford of Protect Democracy – a nonprofit, cross-ideological organization that has a new playbook to help faith communities ensure “all eligible voters can access a ballot and every valid vote is counted.” Learn more about how people of faith can love their neighbors and take active roles in protecting our system o ..read more
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S5, Ep. 13: ‘God Made Trump,’ Biden campaigns at a church, and more news from the campaign trail
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by Cherilyn Crowe Guy
1M ago
Now that the first votes have been cast in the presidential primaries, Amanda Tyler and Holly Hollman look at some of the troubling statements and activities on the campaign trail concerning the role of religion and religious freedom – from both Democrats and Republicans. While candidates are – and should be – free to talk about the ways their faith inspires them, there are some red lines when it comes to politicking in houses of worship with tax-exempt resources or using political power as a way to impose religion on others. The post S5, Ep. 13: ‘God Made Trump,’ Biden campaigns at a church ..read more
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