2015 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest

2015 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest

  Learn more about the 2015 Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest in this podcast from the Baptist Joint Committee. BJC Education and Outreach Specialist Charles Watson Jr. discusses the contest with Communications Associate Jordan Edwards, sharing some tips for interested students and discussing what the judges want to see in submitted essays. At the end of the podcast, hear what a winning essay sounds like as the 2014 winner reads his essay in front of the BJC Board of Directors. For more information about the Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest, visit www.BJConline.org/contest. Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest Podcast [ 12:52 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Michael Meyerson on The False Divide: Religious Support for Separation of Church and State

Michael Meyerson on The False Divide: Religious Support for Separation of Church and State

In his first presentation for the 2014 Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State, Michael Meyerson discusses religious support for the separation of church and state in colonial America. A professor of law and Piper & Marbury Faculty Fellow at the University of Baltimore, Meyerson is also the author of three books, including Endowed by Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America, and numerous law review articles and book chapters. The 2014 Shurden Lectures were held on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. To learn more about the annual event, visit www.BJConline.org/lectures. Click here to watch the video of this lecture. Visit the BJC’s iTunes channel for a downloadable version of this lecture and other BJC podcasts. Click here for the podcast of his second lecture: “Freedom of Religion: The Framers’ Extraordinary Compromise” Click here for the video of lecture #2. Click here for a complete wrap-up of the 2014 Shurden Lectures, from the April 2014 Report from the Capital. The False Divide: Religious Support for Separation of Church and State [ 41:22 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Michael Meyerson on Freedom of Religion: The Framers’ Extraordinary Compromise

Michael Meyerson on Freedom of Religion: The Framers’ Extraordinary Compromise

In his second and final presentation for the 2014 Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State, Michael Meyerson discusses how the Framers of our Constitution worked to ensure religious liberty in the United States. A professor of law and Piper & Marbury Faculty Fellow at the University of Baltimore, Meyerson is also the author of three books, including Endowed by Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America, and numerous law review articles and book chapters. The 2014 Shurden Lectures were held on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. To learn more about the annual event, visit www.BJConline.org/lectures. Click here to watch the video of this lecture. Visit the BJC’s iTunes channel for a downloadable version of this lecture and other BJC podcasts. Click here for the podcast of his first lecture: “The False Divide: Religious Support for Separation of Church and State” Click here for the video of lecture #1. Click here for a complete wrap-up of the 2014 Shurden Lectures, from the April 2014 Report from the Capital. Michael Meyerson: Freedom of Religion: The Framers' Extraordinary Compromise [ 46:55 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Church-state news digest: Feb. 21, 2014

Church-state news digest: Feb. 21, 2014

Here are a few of the religious liberty stories making news today: Arizona legislature passes broad religious exemption amendments to state RFRA BJC’s Blog from the Capital Alabama House of Representatives approves bill aimed at allowing Ten Commandments displays in schools, state buildings Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) Justice Department investigates town of Sylva, N.C., for possible religious discrimination The Sylva Herald Some Virginia lawmakers push for more inclusive prayers The News Leader (Staunton,...
Suzii Paynter presents “Teacups, Tevye and the First Sixteen”

Suzii Paynter presents “Teacups, Tevye and the First Sixteen”

This is a podcast of the 2013 Religious Liberty Council Luncheon keynote address from Suzii Paytner, the Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. On June 28 in Greensboro, North Carolina, Paynter received the J.M. Dawson Religious Liberty Award from the Baptist Joint Committee, recognizing her work defending our first freedom. She recounts her road to religious advocacy in this speech, titled “Teacups, Tevye and the First Sixteen.” Listen to the podcast to hear Paynter talk about her encounter with famed atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, her understanding of justice and how a character from “Fiddler on the Roof” can provide a model for effective deliberation. Click here to visit the BJC’s iTunes channel and download the podcast. Click here to read more about the event. Click here to download a Word document with Paynter’s prepared remarks. Click here to watch a video of the entire luncheon. Suzii Paynter: Teacups, Tevye and the First Sixteen [ 21:41 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...