Since 2015, The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Freedom (BJC) has offered a Fellows Program, providing young professionals the opportunity to deepen their historical, theological and legal understanding of religious liberty and develop skills to advocate for the cause throughout their careers.
Ten BJC Fellows will be selected from diverse educational, professional and religious backgrounds to attend the BJC Fellows Seminar in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, August 12-16, 2020. The intensive education program will equip the BJC Fellows for activism, utilizing Colonial Williamsburg’s educational resources in conjunction with BJC staff members and other scholars.
BJC Fellows must commit to being advocates for religious liberty in their communities. They will have projects to complete during the seminar as well as individual projects afterward.
Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 40 years old. There is no cost to apply, and there are no religious requirements. The program covers most travel costs and all lodging and meals for the BJC Fellows.
To apply, you must submit the following materials:
Application form (click here to download https://bjconline.org/fellows/)
Cover letter expressing interest in the program
CV or resume
Responses to a short questionnaire (see below)
Two letters of recommendation
Please provide short responses to the following three questions. Each response must be 300 words or fewer, and you MUST include your word count with each response.
How do you define religious liberty, and why is it important today?
What are you looking to learn through this program?
How will you use the information gained from the program?
Send one email with four PDF attachments (application form, cover letter, resume, questionnaire) to Fellows@BJConline.org, and have two individuals email letters of recommendation to the same email address. The recommenders should put your name in the subject line.