Baptists in Georgia are lining up on opposite sides of a so-called religious liberty bill that opponents say could be used as a license to discriminate.

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Mark Wiggs, an attorney in Jackson, Miss., and former chair of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, will take over the primary Baptist presence at the United Nations as a CBF volunteer.

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A unanimous Supreme Court declared today that a Muslim prisoner can exercise his religious beliefs by adhering to certain religious grooming standards, affirming a landmark 2000 law and agreeing with principles outlined in a brief signed by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

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Atlanta clergy — Baptists included — are of two minds on the need for a state RFRA being considered in the Georgia statehouse.

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Georgia Baptists support “Christians who are standing up for biblical principles and who are being punished or marginalized for their faith,” according to a statement issued by leaders.

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran’s handling of controversy over a book critical of homosexuality only confirmed doubts about his ability to manage a diverse work force in one of the nation’s most LGBT-friendly communities.

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The donation from a Dallas couple will advance freedom of conscience, say school’s leaders.

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Employers have a duty to reasonably accommodate the religion of employees and avoid discrimination against prospective employees, according to a brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court this week and signed by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

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The new BJC Fellows Program offers young professionals the opportunity to deepen their historical, theological and legal understanding of religious liberty and develop skills to advocate for the cause throughout their careers.

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A new LifeWay Research poll says many Americans are skeptical about the government’s role in marriage.

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