Over the next weeks and months, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will be sharing reflections from our CBF field personnel serving around the world. These are stories of impact and outreach, Gospel-sharing and relationship building, long-term presence and abundant love. The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Shane McNary, who serves in Slovakia, with … Continue reading
Tag Archives: religious liberty
CBF Podcast: Christians Against Christian Nationalism & DACA, DREAMers and the Church
Christians Against Christian Nationalism, Featuring Amanda Tyler of the Baptist Joint Committee Memorial Day, July Fourth, and Veterans Day tend to be the Sundays that most churches creep up to the intersection of Separation of Church and State. After generations of not giving it a second thought, many churches still have an American flag in … Continue reading
BJC offers assessment of COVID-19 stimulus for churches, faith-based nonprofits
April 1, 2020 WASHINGTON—While federal measures designed to provide COVID-19 relief for nonprofits—presumably including churches—may not violate the U.S. Constitution, they could be of concern to Baptists who value religious liberty and church-state separation, a leading constitutional attorney reported. “After the initial COVID-19 stimulus package was enacted March 4, two additional measures were passed … Continue reading
Advocacy in Action: Reflections
Katie Sciba reflects on her 2011 experience as a part of Advocacy in Action, an annual CBF-sponsored event in Washington, D.C. Katie is from Victoria, Texas. This week a group of Advocacy in Action participants made the trek to D.C. It’s tricky equating your faith with politics. I have always avoided this as much as possible. … Continue reading
BJC: Fighting for America’s Story
“Right now, we are fighting for the future narrative of America’s history,” explained William D. Underwood, President of Mercer University and keynote speaker for today’s Baptist Joint Committee luncheon. “The first amendment created for Americans a more robust religious environment than any other nation in the world. Why give that up for the dead, empty … Continue reading
Know any young Baptist essayists?
This year’s contest will commemorate the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s landmark speech about the relationship between his religion and his politics and the separation of church and state.
Evangelicals Pulling in Opposite Political Directions
In this election year, evangelicals are pulling in opposite political directions. A couple of weeks ago, several prominent evangelical leaders, including Os Guinness, author; Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary; and David Neff, editor of “Christianity Today” headed up a group that released a document called “An Evangelical Manifesto: A Declaration of Evangelical Identity … Continue reading
For interested parties, the Baptist Joint Committee is accepting entries for its 2008 Religious Liberty Essay Contest. The contest is for Baptist high school juniors and juniors and offers cash prizes and a trip to Washington, D.C Visit http://www.BJConline.org/contest to download registration materials and a promotional flier. For more information, contact Phallan Davis at 202-544-4226 … Continue reading