Portrait of Amanda Tyler, Antibigotry Convening Fellow

Amanda Tyler

Amanda Tyler is the executive director of BJC (Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty) in Washington, D.C. She leads the organization as it upholds the historic Baptist principle of religious liberty, defending the free exercise of religion and protecting against its establishment by government. Tyler often speaks in churches, educational institutions, and denominational gatherings, and she provides commentary on faith freedom issues to the national media. She also co-hosts the Respecting Religion series on the BJC Podcast, and she serves on the board of the Center for Faith, Justice, and Reconciliation. Tyler was named “Baptist of the Year” by EthicsDaily.com in 2019 for her work leading the Christians Against Christian Nationalism initiative. Called a “powerful advocate” and “rising star in the sector” by The Nonprofit Times, she was named one of the nation’s top fifty nonprofit leaders in 2018. Tyler is a graduate of Georgetown University and The University of Texas School of Law. A member of the Texas and U.S. Supreme Court Bar, she has experience working in Congress, in a private legal practice, and serving as a law clerk for a federal judge. You can follow her on Twitter: @AmandaTylerBJC.

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