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April 2014

1  BJC Executive Director J. Brent Walker speaks at The Paul W. Powell Chapel at Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas

1-2  The Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State take place at Baylor University in Waco, Texas

2  BJC Executive Director Brent Walker speaks at Seventh & James Baptist Church in Waco, Texas

3  BJC Executive Director Brent Walker delivers lectures in three of Dr. Ronald Johnson's classes at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas

3  BJC Education and Outreach Specialist Charles Watson Jr. speaks to members of the St. John's Regular Baptist Association at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Austin, Texas

7  Students from Calvin College's "Faith and Public Policy" class visit the BJC's Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C.

7  Students from the Howard University School of Divinity will visit the BJC's Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C.

14  BJC Education and Outreach Specialist Charles Watson Jr. speaks to Dr. Pam Durso's Baptist Heritage Class at McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, Ga.

25-26  BJC Executive Director Brent Walker attends the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Spring Gathering

27  BJC Excecutive Director Brent Walker speaks at Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky. He will be preaching in the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services and leading and adult Sunday school class at 10 a.m.

28 BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman speaks on a panel at the Anti-Defamation League's Leadership Summit, discussing safeguarding religious liberty while fighting discrimination

29  Students from Samford University visit the Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C.


May 2014

1  BJC Executive Director Brent Walker speaks at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., at an event about religious freedom and toleration sponsored by The Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. Initiative on Religious Freedom and its Implications

7  BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman speaks at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C.

15  Students from Averett University visit the Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C.


June 2014


23  Youth from Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson, S.C., visit the Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C.

26  BJC Executive Director Brent Walker and General Counsel Holly Hollman lead a workshop titled "Religious liberty and the U.S. Supreme Court: Current cases" in Atlanta, Ga., during the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly

27  The Religious Liberty Council Luncheon takes place in Atlanta, Ga., in conjunction with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly

29  BJC Executive Director Brent Walker teaches Sunday school and preaches at Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Ga.


July 2014

6  BJC Executive Director Brent Walker preaches at Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky.

22  BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman speaks to students from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in the Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C.

23 Students from the Doctorate in Leadership Program at Hardin-Simmons University visit the Center for Religious Liberty.

 
 
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