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The Baptist Joint Committee is at a critical juncture in its capital campaign to establish a Center for Religious Liberty on Capitol Hill. Thanks to a matching challenge by Texan Patsy Ayres, we have the opportunity to double new pledges or gifts to the campaign, made through October 31st.  So far, through this challenge, we have added $111,493 to the campaign fund, every dollar of which Patsy Ayres will match. But we need to raise even more!

Currently, the BJC carries out its mission to defend and extend religious liberty from rented space on the third floor of a Washington, D.C., office building. The BJC is already a leading voice for religious liberty and church-state separation. A Center for Religious Liberty on Capitol Hill will help take the BJC to the next level.

Located within only a few blocks of the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court, the BJC's Center for Religious Liberty will do the following:

  • Serve as the nerve center of the BJC’s activities in Washington
  • Provide education space and resources for those who cherish religious liberty
  • Serve as a visible “monument” to the principle of religious liberty as the BJC ensures the protection of this precious freedom
  • Serve as a center for training youth, pastors, laity, and others who actively advocate and advance religious liberty in their local communities
  • Provide a historical setting for meetings, receptions, and events near the Capitol

Fund raising for the Center has been steady over the life of the campaign, with more than half of the needed $5 million already pledged or given. Now is the time to respond to Patsy Ayres’ challenge if you haven’t already. Pledge your support for the BJC’s Center for Religious Liberty on Capitol Hill. You have up to 3 years to pay off your pledge. Please give what you can. An investment in religious liberty today will pay immeasurable dividends for generations to come.

It is imperative that we all fortify ourselves for the fight for religious liberty. No matter the outcome of the elections in November, threats to religious liberty will continue. All of us need for the BJC to have the strongest presence possible in our nation’s capital, standing firm for the First Amendment – for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

All contributions to the BJC are tax-deductible. Thanks for your support!!

To make your pledge today, contact Kristin Clifton by email at, or call 202-544-4226.