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Church-State Separation
Learn about the Biblical basis for church-state separation and read some popular resources on the topic from the Baptist Joint Committee.

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This downloadable brochure explains the work and mission of the Baptist Joint Committee. It also includes information about the biblical basis for church-state separation.
On April 7, 2010, Brent Walker and the member bodies of the Baptist Joint Committee sent this letter to President Barack Obama asking him to implement the recommendations of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
This joint statement expresses the belief of the Baptist Joint Committee and other supporting signers that government should remain neutral toward religion. Discussion includes religion and politics, religion and public education, and aid to religious institutions.
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New Police Commissioner Abandons NYPD Muslim Surveillance Program
A new police commissioner in New York has brought new policies. William Bratton put an end to the Demographics Unit, an undercover surveillance operation controversial for targeting Muslim communities, including maintaining files on individual houses of worship. (The BJC and others last yea...
 
Louisiana Considers Holy Bible as State Book
Over the years writing this blog, I have seen several state and local governments memorialize the Ten Commandments through monuments, posters and other government displays. But a recent effort in Louisiana is a new (misguided) way to promote Scripture through government: legislators there are...