Religious Liberty

Charles Watson is on a mission: to ensure religious freedom for the next generation

Charles Watson Jr. is a Baptist-endorsed chaplain. But at 33 he’s found what’s likely to be a lifelong passion — advocating for religious liberty.

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Pastor/farmer to take Baptists’ First Amendment commitments to Va. legislature

Shelton Miles will advocate on behalf of the BGAV’s religious liberty committee.

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Pastor/farmer to take Baptists’ First Amendment commitments to Va. legislature

Shelton Miles will advocate on behalf of the BGAV’s religious liberty committee.

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ERLC head says Baptists should reclaim separation of church and state

Russell Moore says he is less concerned about America becoming a purely secular state than a government that has the power to determine which religious voices deserve a hearing in the public square.

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Bible flap challenges Navy policies on faith in pluralistic society

The military, like other branches of government, faces challenges in an increasingly pluralistic society to accommodate religious belief without endorsing it.

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Freely chosen

We need to cultivate spaces of conversation that allow people, without coercion, to discover the God who is there.

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Exploring RFRA in light of Hobby Lobby’s narrow victory

We have too much invested in RFRA to allow one decision to prompt an emasculation of that important protection for religious liberty.

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BJC breaks down Hobby Lobby ruling

Leaders of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty say a 1993 federal law to bolster religious liberty is too important to be undone by a single ruling by the Supreme Court.

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Protecting Christians and Yazidis: Elusive religious freedom

Barbarisms in the name of religion demand a response.

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Prison beard case is Supreme Court’s next church-state decision

With dust settling on the landmark Hobby Lobby decision involving the religious liberty of business owners, the Supreme Court now turns to the question of how far states must go to accommodate the religious exercise of people who are in prison.

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